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.
Portrush born, Joseph Irwin Cunningham, RNVR. Surgeon Lt. Cmdr. MBE (Military), graduated MB BCh from QUB in 1938.
Representing their comrades who died on this day
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.