Category: Daily Remembrance

February 17 – Roll of Honour

Sixteen NI servicemen are recalled today. A Bangor recipient of the Arctic Star recollects the hospitality of HMS Bluebell just before she was sunk by a U-boat off Murmansk. A naval airman with family links from New Zealand back to Moneymore is resting and…

February 16 – Roll of Honour

Gaza War Cemetery early this morning. 16/02/2020. Today’s Roll details eight NI men who died at the fall of Singapore, three of them were survivors from the Royal Navy ships of the ill-fated Force Z. This is the anniversary of a massacre of Australian…

February 14 – Roll of Honour

Today’s Roll contains Remembrance NI’s first entry from the battle for Singapore in 1942. Alexander Glendinning was the son of a clergyman with links to both Saintfield and Belfast. An Old Campbellian, he served with the RAFVR and is named on the Singapore Memorial.

February 13 – Roll of Honour

Chatham Naval Memorial – the Grade I listed memorial has over 18,000 names of Naval casualties from both world wars who have no known grave. Today’s Roll recalls four servicemen from NI. Two are RAF from WW2 remembered at Runnymede and Heverlee in Belgium.

February 12 – Roll of Honour

Ships of the German High Seas Fleet under escort to Scapa Flow, Scotland, late 1918. Painting by Charles Edward Dixon. In WW1 a Belfast submariner taken POW in Gallipoli died near Baghdad. Jack Collier from Bangor was one of the early NI losses in…

February 11 – Roll of Honour

Duhallow Advanced Dressing Station is believed to have been named after a southern Irish hunt. There are 1,544 Commonwealth casualties of the First World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery, 231 of the burials unidentified.

February 9 – Roll of Honour

Beautiful morning at The Hague Westduin Cemetery where war graves are maintained by CWGC. Those in today’s Roll rest in locations including Algeria, France, Germany, Netherlands, and Libya.