Eighteen men from Queen’s University and the Officer Training Corps served in the Royal Flying Corps and the emergent Royal Air Force. 13 died, 2 of them brothers
Category: QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY WW1
The Royal Flying Corps; General Jan Smuts’ key role in establishing the Royal Air Force; First RFC squadron in France in WW1 was led by an Armagh officer; NI Roll of Honour, Part 1.
John Alexander Sinton was the first Queen’s College graduate, and the first North Irish medic, to be awarded the Victoria Cross. He later served as Pro-Chancellor of the University and Honorary Colonel of the University’s Officers’ Training Corps.
Of the names on Queen’s University War Memorial for the First World War only one is that of a woman. She was a doctor.The medical trail blazer was Isobel Addey Tate.