Remembering 15 men from the three services who did their duty. They include six who died at sea, an Ulster rifleman awarded the Military Medal for bravery under fire on 07/06/1944 and a former QUB Training Corps member who lost his life trying to dig out comrades whose trench had been hit. Continue reading
After the war, Joan Mary Cattanach trained as a dress designer at the Paris Academy of Fashion in London. Today is the anniversary of her death in 2017
24 June 1941 – Sloop HMS Auckland was sunk by German aircraft off Tobruk while on convoy escort duty. She had her stern blown off by bombs and shortly afterwards exploded and sank. 37 crew died, 162 survivors were rescued by HMAS Parramatta. For other events OTD… Continue reading
12. Two of the NI Padres in Normandy – The Reverend James McMurray-Taylor served with the RUR (6th Airborne Division) and The Reverend James Douglas died serving with The Wiltshire Regiment Continue reading
11. From Rifleman to RSM of RUR via Ranville, the Ardennes and Korea
10. The lawyer and policeman who were in naval forces on the day Continue reading
9. Four men from NI were lost in the River class frigate HMS Mourne when in support of the Normandy Landings. They were from Ballymena, Belfast and Rosslea. Herbie Marshall was only 19 when he died off the beaches of Normandy.