The Battle of Coronel was fought on 1st November, 1914. Some 1,418 men were lost in HMS Monmouth and HMS Good Hope, the flagship of Admiral Sir Christoper Craddock. They included 24 from NI remembered at St George’s Cathedral, Falkland Islands
Today’s Roll includes a member of Queen’s OTC who served in the army in WW1 and rose to Air Vice-Marshall in RAF, Parachute Regiment Sergeant from Dungannon who was shot down when parachuting onto Ginkel Heath on the second day of the Battle of…
Those remembered today came from Caledon, Randalstown, Lurgan, Portadown, Belfast, Holywood and Coleraine to do their costly duty to King and country
Two centres of musical excellence – Westminster Abbey and the Band of the Royal Marines. 18 names are recorded in today’s Roll. They include four from HMS Albatross which was badly damaged by a U Boat in 1944
In 1916 a decision was made by the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland to cancel the annual 12th July celebrations.
Six men from two World Wars – Representing their comrades who died on this day
St Sever Cemetery in Rouen