Tag: 38 Irish Brigade

June 24 – Holywood officer awarded Victoria Cross. Roll of Honour

John Spencer Dunville was awarded VC in WW1. On this day, 38 (Irish) Brigade has tough encounter near Lake Trasimene in WW2. John Thompson a 17-year-old Boy Sailor was the only fatality when an explosion occurred in the magazine of HMS Khartoum following an…

June 12 – Orangemen visited the Pope. Roll of Honour

In 1944 the Irish Brigade visit the Vatican. In 1922 six Irish regimental colours laid up at Windsor Castle. In today’s Roll WT McCalla who was a frequent Competitor in Ulster T.T. Races. Photo – Bayeux Memorial bears names of 1,800+ men of the…

April 29 – Roll of Honour

Among the fatalities of WW1 is a young Inniskillings officer from Londonderry who was killed in the “Dublin Rebellion”. In WW2 an RAF sergeant from Dunmurry was lost performing mine-laying duties at the Kiel Canal. The father of the featured WW2 veteran from Portadown…

December 31 – Roll of Honour

On This Day in 1918, William Leefe Robinson VC died. He was the first to shoot down a German airship over Britain and received the Victoria Cross. Months later he was later shot down and taken prisoner. After the war, he was repatriated but,…

July 15 – The Sash blessed by the Pope

From the annals of 38 (Irish) Brigade in Italy 1944 – Sion Mills Sgt Major had his Sash when he met the Pope