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.
Royal Navy Armoured Cars – 111 Royal Navy personnel from Northern Ireland were involved in what is perhaps the most bizarre linking of Irish politics with the international relations of the First World War. Continue reading
Three men from Northern Ireland were lost Continue reading
On this day 03/08/1914, Germany declares war on France. Hours later France reciprocates the declaration of war. Continue reading
The Vanguard Memorial in Lyness cemetery is dedicated to all those who died in HMS Vanguard on July 9, 1917. The battleship was destroyed while at Scapa Flow by an internal explosion. Of 845 men in Vanguard, only 2 survived. 16 from Northern Ireland died. Continue reading
Tyne Cot War Cemetery, Belgium. Two fatalities on this date and Roll of Veterans Continue reading
An WW1 Army nurse from Coagh died on this day in Italy in WW1 and two aircrew from Belfast died over Bucharest in WW2