The Roll today reflects the loss of HMS Pathfinder, the first RN warship to be sunk by a locomotive torpedo from a German U boat; the service given by two WW1 nurses who died in the course of their duty, and two members of the Royal Flying Corps – one from the North Irish Horse. Photo – Window bearing the crest of the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps in Belfast Cathedral. Below the window is a First World War Roll of Honour of Irish Nurses which was relocated from Dublin in 1922.
Ten who served. Two lost in a three-masted topsail schooner, a WW1 secret Q ship. RAF losses in both wars.
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 in RAF in WW1, a Japanese POW from Derry and a Glens man serving with Canadians in Normandy. Continue reading
Two brothers from Belfast were amongst the select group of airmen who died in the First World War. Alexander (above) and Marcus Tyrrell were educated at Inst. Continue reading
Derry officer served in Boer War, India and the RFC in WW1
The memorial to Edward Harvey bears the crests of the Wilshire Regiment and the RFC
Fatalities in WW1 Q ship in Roll of Honour. Events On this day – Dunkirk inevitable Continue reading
The Old Contemptibles of Ypres 1914, their Belfast standard bearer, the origin and choosing of the Unknown Warrior Continue reading