Today is the anniversary of the start of WW2. Following today’s Roll is a short article based on a Lisburn newspaper report of an old soldier who had seen action against the Dervishes and the Boers, re-enlisting and being deployed in the Dardanelles where… Continue Reading “September 3 – Roll of Honour”
13 records form today’s Roll. Three of the six men who died on this day in 1918 were serving with colonial regiments. Four RAF WW2 fatalities are recorded. Photo – of a portrait of Lt Col HEN Bredin DSO, MC, OC 2 London Irish… Continue Reading “September 2 – Roll of Honour”
Today’s Roll includes the first casualty of the North Irish Horse in WW1 and a Royal Marines officer who became a specialist in anaesthetics after WW2. Photo – Douglas DC10 at Gibraltar during WW2 silhouetted against anti-aircraft searchlights.
Anti-aircraft searchlights at Gibraltar WW2. Sir John Campbell, an outstanding medical professional from Queen’s University, who headed a major WW1 hospital in France is one of eight remembered in today’s Roll.
Red Arrows over Niagra. Remembered today with five others is Jack Sayers, former Editor of the Belfast Telegraph, a RN reservist who survived a sinking and later served in Churchill’s map room maintaining daily updates of WW2 forces’ deployments. The PM referred to him… Continue Reading “August 30 – Roll of Honour”
Amongst the ten in today’s Roll – A 25 year old Royal Irish CSM awarded the MC and MM; a lawyer journalist defeated by Edward Carson for the Duncairn seat in parliament; 2 aircrew killed over Poland and a Randalstown doctor awarded the Military… Continue Reading “August 29 – Roll of Honour”
This Roll is an example of big history of which servicemen from NI were part. A WW2 naval fatality from Gilford who had served during the WW1 Gallipoli campaign on River Clyde and at Jutland. A Bangor doctor serving with No 3 Commando. Photo… Continue Reading “August 28 – Roll of Honour”
Today’s Roll is province-wide – men from Ballymena, Doagh, Lisburn, Randalstown and Portadown. Regiments include Royal Dublin Fusiliers, Seaforth Highlanders and Royal Artillery. Photo – Tyne Cot