September 16 – Roll of Honour

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Courcelette Cemetery. Today’s Roll includes a former surgeon at the Mater Hospital, Belfast who died of wounds received in the Dardanelles, a Petty Officer Stoker from the Shankill Road who served in the Iron Duke at Jutland and a naval surgeon from Islandmagee who was invested into the DSO at sea by the King in June 1917. Continue reading

August 18 – Roll of Honour

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The Edinburgh Tattoo. In today’s Roll – John Bill the Queen’s medical student who died as an infantry officer at the Battle of Langemarck (Third Ypres) and five RAF aircrew from WW2 are amongst 17 remembered with honour today.

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August 17 – Roll of Honour

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HRH The Princess Royal –

Royal Patron of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

A QUB medic from Belfast who won the MC and was MID five times in WW1; a Royal Ulster Rifles officer from Newcastle who won the MC and Bar in WW2; and a decorated pilot from Portrush who flew in the Battle of Britain are among those we remember today Continue reading