Category: Biography

June 24 – Holywood officer awarded Victoria Cross. Roll of Honour

John Spencer Dunville was awarded VC in WW1. On this day, 38 (Irish) Brigade has tough encounter near Lake Trasimene in WW2. John Thompson a 17-year-old Boy Sailor was the only fatality when an explosion occurred in the magazine of HMS Khartoum following an…

June 18 – Banker joins Gunners. Airborne D-Day Padres. Roll of Honour

George Johnston left banking in Dungannon for UK, Egypt, Italy, and Greece with the Gunners. Meet two D-Day airborne padres from Fermanagh and the Coldstream Guards Musical Director from Annalong.

June 13 – D Day Rifleman’s campaigns. Roll of Honour

Stanley Burrowes from Lisburn saw action on the Normandy beaches, in Cambes Woods, and Denmark. Three women are in today’s Roll. One died as a VAD nurse in WW1 and a WAAF from Enniskillen died in WW2. Today’s veteran is Third Officer Hazel Dolling…

May 02 – Roll of Honour

Today’s Roll includes accounts of a number of remarkable people. Sir Robin Kinahan served with a Belfast gunner unit in Burma in WW2. He later was Lord Mayor of the city. Benjamin Hillier was lost in HMS Edinburgh. He was one of five brothers…

The O’Morchoe : Irish clan chief and distinguished army officer

The death took place on November 22nd, 2019, of Major – General, The O’Morchoe, who was CO of the 1st Battalion, RIF and 3rd Battalion, Royal Irish Rangers between 1967 and 1968. He served as President of the RBL in Ireland. He accompanied HM…