May 11 – Roll of Honour

Remembered today are 12 including an army medical consultant who fled Vienna and qualified at QUB. Also RNR Commander William Brown Piggot from Londonderry who had an excellent record as a U-boat hunter. Photo – Tyne Cot.

February 3 – Roll of Honour

A RM Commando from Templepatrick was killed during operations in Italy in WW2. Veterans remembered today include Robert Mussen, RN. The Surgeon Rear Admiral from Bangor, Campbell College, and QUB, was on attachment to the surgeon general of the United States Navy in Washington… Continue Reading “February 3 – Roll of Honour”

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… Continue Reading “November 18 – Roll of Honour”

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… Continue Reading “October 22 – Roll of Honour”

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… Continue Reading “September 25 – Roll of Honour”

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… Continue Reading “September 16 – Roll of Honour”

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… Continue Reading “September 6 – Roll of Honour”

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.