Category: Daily Remembrance

June 05 – NI men who died with Kitchener. Rome freed. Roll of Honour

The 12 NI men who died with Kitchener in HMS Hampshire in 1916 included a young doctor who was the Commanding Officer of the Irish National Volunteers in Belfast. On this day in 1944, Rome celebrated its liberation and a Royal Air Force meteorologist…

June 04 – Ballymena RAF brothers in arms. Roll of Honour

In WW1 three Navy men in an infantry role who died at Gallipoli are recalled today. In 1917 William Andrews with links to Dungannon and Ballymena is killed in an RFC plane crash. Two Ballymena brothers in the RAF are remembered. One was lost…

June 03 – Roll of Honour. Jerrettspass Flight Sergeant fatal crash in Equatorial Guinea

Today’s Roll includes John Gray from Portstewart who died of wounds in Egypt after service with Royal Marines in Gallipoli, James Hetherington from Moy with Canadian infantry, three Belfast RUR men at Dunkirk and three from RAF whose war memorials are in Singapore, South…

June 02 – Roll of Honour. NI true stories from Jutland

Jutland stories – King George VI and a gunner from Portadown, A Mason’s memento, a survivor who died serving in World War II, and a Naval artist from Belfast. Today’s Roll of Honour. Photo – La Targette War Cemetery

June 01 – Roll of Honour. Three NI officers after Jutland

After Jutland Commander Edward Bingham VC from Bangor, Captain Herbert Meade, DSO from Ballynahinch, and Commodore Frederic Charles Dreyer from Armagh had impressive careers. In 1940 six men die at Dunkirk where daytime evacuations cease due to danger to ships. A second son of…

May 31 – Battle of Jutland, Bangor VC, Rolls of Honour

Overview of Battle of Jutland with Rolls of Honour for each ship in which NI men served in the biggest naval battle of WW1. Award of VC to Commander Bingham of Bangor. RAF men from Belfast and Kilrea rest in Reichswald Forest Cemetery. Photo…

May 29 – Roll of Honour. Dunkirk Memorial

Dunkirk Memorial to unknown. Seven NI men on today’s Roll who fought the rearguard action in 1940 to Dunkirk have no known grave. This is their memorial. Nicholas Acheson of Gosford and Albert McIlwee of Limavady died in HMS Hereford in 1941 evacuating troops…