Tag: Cassino

May 23 – Roll of Honour. Bob Wright – from Sandy Row to Dunkirk and Burma

The Roll of Honour for WW2 highlights two major developments. Entries for 1940 reflect the defensive fall back to Dunkirk with the fallen named on the Dunkirk Memorial or in cemeteries along the route. In 1944 nine men mainly from North Antrim and Armagh,… Continue Reading “May 23 – Roll of Honour. Bob Wright – from Sandy Row to Dunkirk and Burma”

May 19 – Roll of Honour and North Irish Horse dismount in WW1

Reprinted here is a memoir by Newry-born Francis Joseph McMahon who recounts life with the NIH in WW1 and the journey to Egypt with their horses when the regiment was dismounted in 1917. The tank above stands in Carrickfergus as a memorial to the… Continue Reading “May 19 – Roll of Honour and North Irish Horse dismount in WW1”

MAY 15 – ROLL OF HONOUR

This period in both world wars is marked by major battles in which the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers took part – In 1915 The Battle of Festubert and in 1944 the Battles around Cassino. Veterans today include two well known naval surgeons Kirk Forsythe and… Continue Reading “MAY 15 – ROLL OF HONOUR”