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March 08 – Roll of Honour

A Company Serjeant Major from Lisburn and a private with links to Ballycastle are listed on the Basra Memorial in Iraq. The CSM may have died on a death march of prisoners of war. Veterans include a navy flier who later designed the well-known…

February 10 – Roll of Honour

Boulogne Cemetery where the gravestones are laid flat due to the sandy soil. Men from three different battalions of the Royal Irish Rifles died this day in 1916, a chaplain from Glenavy died in 1917, and a veteran’s story tells how the FAA pilot…

November 1 – NI links to major naval battle off Chile in WW1

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

September 19 – Roll of Honour

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…

September 11 – Roll of Honour

Those remembered today came from Caledon, Randalstown, Lurgan, Portadown, Belfast, Holywood and Coleraine to do their costly duty to King and country

August 11 – Roll of Honour

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

July 12 – Belfast first with silence of Remembrance

In 1916 a decision was made by the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland to cancel the annual 12th July celebrations.