Category: QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY WW1

Includes Alexander Sinton VC and William Brooke Purdon later appointed as the first Agent in London of the Northern Ireland Government and academics Sir David Semple and Sir Thomas Sinclair who conducted the autopsy on the famous German air-ace ‘The Red Baron’, and was the first President of QUB Services Club

The Medical Faculty at Queens was a major focus of service in the war. Graduates served as medical officers in the Royal Navy and in the Royal Army Medical Corps. Some had already extensive military experience in India and in the S African war, like Brigadier John Sinton who was awarded the Victoria Cross.

The Inniskilling Fusiliers raised 13 Battalions and was awarded 46 Battle Honours and 8 Victoria Crosses, losing 5,890 men during the course of the war. Insights from Londonderry, Dungannon, Limavady and Queen’s University Training Corps. Plus outline service records of each battalion.