Category: MEDICS WW1

January 10 – Roll of Honour

This week in 1941 the mighty Avro Lancaster Bomber first flew. Cost approx £50,000, 7377 built, 3249 lost in action,156,000 sorties, 618,378 tonnes of bombs dropped, operated by approx 50 squadrons and just two left flying today. Today’s Roll – Navy doctor who helped…

December 12 – Roll of Honour

In today’s Roll – A former Bangor Grammar school student and member of Queen’s OTC died serving with the Royal Flying Corps over enemy lines in 1917. Another member of the OTC serving with the RN died on this day a year later in…

December 11 – Roll of Honour

11 December 1942 – De Havilland DH.98 Mosquito FB Mk IVs of 105 Squadron at RAF Marham, Norfolk. None of the aircraft pictured survived the war, either being shot down or withdrawn due to heavy battle damage. Veterans in today’s Roll include Rebecca McCabe…

Daily Rolls of Honour for December 1 – 9

The enries include : The WAAF who became a famous artist – Pages 7 and 8. A Victoria Cross winner – Page 13. The QUB law student awarded a George Medal for his work in mine disposal – Page 16. One of the most…

November 26 – Roll of Honour

The Veteran recalled today is one of the most famous men in Irish medicine. Sir William Thompson was Professor of Medicine at QUB for 27 years. In WW1 he served with the RAMC and in particular with fellow Belfast man Colonel (later Sir) Almroth…

November 4 – Roll of Honour

Recruiting office in Clifton Street, Belfast during WW2. Today’s Roll includes a Campbell and Queen’s educated medic who was born in Damascus, a rifleman from Upperlands serving with New Zealand Army and a Royal Canadian Air Force Sergeant from Belfast who died over Serbia…

November 2 – Roll of Honour

After a period of intense action in WW2, Lt. Henry Walmsley was hitching a lift from Malta to the UK in the submarine Tetrarch when it was lost. Also in today’s roll, a WW1 QUB medic from New Zealand awarded MC and Bar, and…