Tag: Ballymena

January 28 – Roll of Honour

Today’s veteran remembered is Alex Ballentine, RAF aircrew, from Ballymena who was a prisoner of war at Stalag Luft III, the scene depicted in the film “The Great Escape”. Photo – At the time of the WW1 Armistice, Artillery Wood Cemetery in Belgium contained…

June 21 – DCM award to WW1 Ballymena Gunner

The London Gazette of June 21, 1916, recorded that Bombardier Joseph Francey of Ballymena had been awarded the DCM.

June 21 – Hugh McNeill, Royal Marine WW1

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…

June 19 – Roll of Honour

CWGC Poperinge New Military Cemetery. Remembering those who died on this day.

June 14 – Roll of Honour

Ranville War Cemetery, France – remembering Wilnor Crawford, Royal Ulster Rifles. 1st (Airborne), from Ballymena and others who fell this day

June 7 – Northern Ireland at D 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…

June 4 – Ballymena RAF man lost in Wadden Sea in raid on Bremen

His brother also RAF died as POW on Burma-Siam railway