Category: MEDICS WW1

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… Continue Reading “November 26 – Roll of Honour”

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… Continue Reading “November 4 – Roll of Honour”

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… Continue Reading “November 2 – Roll of Honour”

October 25 – Roll of Honour

Today’s Roll contains two infanteers who died liberating Gent in Belgium, and two remembered on the Alamein Memorial in Egypt. The Veteran remembered today is one of the most famous naval surgeons of his time. Surgeon Rear-Admiral, David Hewitt from Dungannon entered the Royal… Continue Reading “October 25 – Roll of Honour”

September 27 – Roll of Honour

The first four names on today’s Roll are of men who fell serving with Scots regiments in WW1. One of the veterans remembered today was a survivor of the Battle of Jutland. On this day in 1939, Warsaw falls to Germany. The city will… Continue Reading “September 27 – Roll of Honour”

September 22 – Roll of Honour

Today’s Roll includes two medical officers who had been members of the Training Corps at Queen’s University, two men who served with Canadian forces, and two men born in Randalstown.

September 16 – Roll of Honour

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… Continue Reading “September 16 – Roll of Honour”

August 31 – Roll of Honour

Anti-aircraft searchlights at Gibraltar WW2. Sir John Campbell, an outstanding medical professional from Queen’s University, who headed a major WW1 hospital in France is one of eight remembered in today’s Roll.