Category: RN WW1

May 13 – 23 from NI lost in sinking of HMS Goliath off Gallipoli

Newspaper reports. RH and events On this day

May 9 – RN takes Enigma machine from U boat

NI horse photo. Belfast woman with seven sons serving in WW1. Every day is a remembrance day.

On this day – January 31

Ireland’s Call : Sporting Heroes Who Fell in The Great War – On this day NI submariners perished in ’The Battle of May’ in WW1 – RAF Squadron 103’s NI aircrew

Belfast origin of Remembrance silence

The Old Contemptibles of Ypres 1914, their Belfast standard bearer, the origin and choosing of the Unknown Warrior

The Foyle Flyers

Seven Old Boys of Foyle College, Londonderry, served in the RFC, RAF and the Royal Naval Air Service in World War 1. Only one survived.

Sinking of RMS Leinster – biggest loss of life in Irish Sea

In the biggest loss of life in the Irish sea ten servicemen from NI perished including a leading naval inventor from near Dungannon.

Queen’s University WW1 Roll of Honour: Medics N – S

Includes Alexander Sinton VC and William Brooke Purdon later appointed as the first Agent in London of the Northern Ireland Government and academics Sir David Semple and Sir Thomas Sinclair who conducted the autopsy on the famous German air-ace ‘The Red Baron’, and was… Continue Reading “Queen’s University WW1 Roll of Honour: Medics N – S”

Queen’s University WW1 Roll of Honour: Medics K – M

One perished with Kitchener, one was awarded a MC and two bars, and another awarded a DSO and MC, was mentioned in despatches five times. Two became generals.