The London Gazette of June 21, 1916, recorded that Bombardier Joseph Francey of Ballymena had been awarded the DCM.
Belfast-born Lance-Corporal Hugh McNeill, of the Royal Marines Light Infantry, perished when his ship was torpedoed by a First World War U-Boat. He served during the Boxer Rebellion in China, the defence of Antwerp and with the RNAS Armoured Car Division. His service is commemorated in Ballymena where he and his wife lived.
CWGC Poperinge New Military Cemetery. Remembering those who died on this day.
Ranville War Cemetery, France – remembering Wilnor Crawford, Royal Ulster Rifles. 1st (Airborne), from Ballymena and others who fell this day
2 – The second in a series about NI people on D Day. Peter McCambridge of Ballymena won his DCM on the ‘Longest Day’ – but he had, in fact, dropped into Normandy in the late evening of June 5, 1944. Photo – The Bridge at Benouville – later re-named ‘Pegasus Bridge’
His brother also RAF died as POW on Burma-Siam railway