Category: QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY WW1

Queen’s University WW1 Roll of Honour: Medics K – M

One perished with Kitchener, one was awarded a MC and two bars, and another awarded a DSO and MC, was mentioned in despatches five times. Two became generals.

Queen’s University WW1 Roll of Honour: Medics A – C

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,… Continue Reading “Queen’s University WW1 Roll of Honour: Medics A – C”

Queen’s University in World War 1 – an introduction

The War Memorial. The origin, duties and customs of the Queen’s University Belfast Services Club. The foundation of the University Officers Training Corps. The Book of Remembrance

Inniskilling insights WW1

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.

Daddy Steele – the NI General who mobilised the Army for WW2

General Sir James Stuart Steele, Inst and Queen’s OTC, served in both world wars and in 1939 his hand signed the mobilisation order for GB forces.

RAF Centenary – Queensmen who served in WW1

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

Royal Air Force Centenary 1

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.