Tag: 36th (Ulster) Division

October 26 – Roll of Honour

OTD in 1918, the Ulster Division is ordered that tonight, they would be relieved from the Frontline. When relieved the War for the Ulster Division would be over, as they will go into the reserve and rest until the armistice. October casualties – Missing…

August 16, 1917 – Messines worse than the Somme – a costly date for the Ulster and Irish Divisions

A year after the Battle of the Somme, the 36th Ulster Division was a changed force. Whilst there was still a significant number of men from the north of Ireland, many had been wounded two or three times but when they returned to their…

June 7 – Battle of Messines 7/14 June, 1917

Today is the anniversary of one of the most apocalyptic Allied attacks on the German lines during WWI – the Battle of Messines Ridge in West Flanders, Belgium. The 16th (Irish) Division and the 36th (Ulster) Division took part. Protestant and Catholic, Unionist and…