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
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. Continue reading
HMS Hood seen from HMS Repulse. Today’s record of 15 men includes a lecturer at Queen’s, 4 RAF fatalities who reflect the war over Germany, and a Shankill Road submariner decorated for “undaunted courage, skill, and devotion to duty in successful patrols”. Continue reading
Remembering 15 men from the three services who did their duty. They include six who died at sea, an Ulster rifleman awarded the Military Medal for bravery under fire on 07/06/1944 and a former QUB Training Corps member who lost his life trying to dig out comrades whose trench had been hit. Continue reading
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.
Capt. Norman Clotworthy Graham, of the Royal Army Medical Corps, was awarded a Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry. Continue reading
There was not an aspect of society in Northern Ireland upon which the Battle of the Somme did not impact. 15 Instonians, former pupils of Belfast city-centre school, the Royal Belfast Academical Institution, died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. 703 past pupils served in WW1, 132 or more gave their lives in the struggle.