Tag: Coleraine

September 1 – First Ulsterman to win VC in WW1. Roll of Honour

On September 1, 1914, David Nelson, RHA, won Ulster’s first VC of the war. Matthew Callanan was the North Irish Horse’s first casualty of WW1. In WW2 Henry Bolt former Limavady Tech student died in South Africa. Cecil Macauley an old boy of Coleraine… Continue Reading “September 1 – First Ulsterman to win VC in WW1. Roll of Honour”

August 10 part 2 of 2. Roll of Honour

The Roll for 1915 is dominated by Gallipoli. Coleraine born Daniel McIfatrick and William Morgan from Lisburn. 1917 and 1918 entries are from Ypres and the Somme. Amongst them is Edward Lennox who enlisted at Kilrea. In 1943 several Riflemen from RUR died in… Continue Reading “August 10 part 2 of 2. Roll of Honour”

March 22 – Roll of Honour

Kaiserschlacht in Photos: An abandoned British camp, and British MkIV Female tank, Somme front March 1918. The WW1 Roll includes men from Belfast, Ballymena, and Derry who were lost when their ship hit a mine and the continuing cost of resisting the 1918 German… Continue Reading “March 22 – Roll of Honour”