Category: MEDICS WW2

February 3 – Roll of Honour

A RM Commando from Templepatrick was killed during operations in Italy in WW2. Veterans remembered today include Robert Mussen, RN. The Surgeon Rear Admiral from Bangor, Campbell College, and QUB, was on attachment to the surgeon general of the United States Navy in Washington…

February 2 – Roll of Honour

This week in 1942 saw the formation by Royal Warrant of the Royal Air Force Regiment. Per Ardua – Through adversity. In today’s Roll, an RAF officer from Ballymena who died in Burma only four months after his wedding. Also, a QUB medic who…

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…

October 22 – Roll of Honour

Tyne-Cot Memorial and War Cemetery. In today’s Roll are four RN personnel who died in the destroyer HMS Hurworth, mined off Crete in WW2. They included the Medical Officer who had survived when HMS Zulu was sunk by aircraft off Tobruk and who was…

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…

August 17 – Roll of Honour

      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…

July 14 – Portrush naval doctor who sailed Atlantic both ways single handed

Portrush born, Joseph Irwin Cunningham, RNVR. Surgeon Lt. Cmdr. MBE (Military), graduated MB BCh from QUB in 1938.