Category: QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY WW2

November 18 – Roll of Honour

On this day in 1941, a RUR and SAS officer died following a raid on airfields in North Africa. He was a member of a leading Irish legal family. A Catholic, he was educated at Clongowes Wood College, Co.Kildare, and Queen’s University. He was…

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 25 – Roll of Honour

Parachute Regiment colours at Osterbeek 75th anniversary remembrance service. 33 men are remembered on today’s Roll. They include a Banbridge man who was one of the first to enlist with the North Irish Horse who were in France from 20 August 1914, also an…

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…

September 6 – Roll of Honour

By the age of 22 a young Belfast RAF officer educated at Methody and Queen’s had been decorated three times for his service with Bomber Command. This is the anniversary of his death over Germany. Six of the twelve on today’s roll are infanteers…

July 22 – Roll of Honour

This unique ‘women in steel’ sculpture in Sheffield is dedicated to those women who worked in the steel industry during the First and Second World Wars. Today’s Roll includes a minister who served as a private in the RAMC, a minister’s son who died…

July 19 – Roll of Honour

The 14 men recalled today include a Royal Marine in a Japanese POW camp, two infanteers on the assault on Sicily, and two Normandy invasion casualties on land and in air.