Army medical officer Alfred Thompson (Inst and QUB) was recommended for the Victoria Cross for his actions this day in 1916. He died the day before his 31st birthday. Men from Cookstown and Armagh died with the Paras in Normandy, and an Irish Fusilier… Continue Reading “July 7 – NI WRNS who plotted D-Day landings. Roll of Honour”
After crash landing, Belfast RAF man stayed from May 44 until liberation with Belgian underground. In 1944 two from North Irish Horse die in Assisi, Italy, and five RUR die in Normany. Officer’s tribute to Jimmy McBride, eleven years service with RUR. Photo –… Continue Reading “June 19 – Belfast RAF man spent year with Belgian underground. Roll of Honour”
George Johnston left banking in Dungannon for UK, Egypt, Italy, and Greece with the Gunners. Meet two D-Day airborne padres from Fermanagh and the Coldstream Guards Musical Director from Annalong.
Stanley Burrowes from Lisburn saw action on the Normandy beaches, in Cambes Woods, and Denmark. Three women are in today’s Roll. One died as a VAD nurse in WW1 and a WAAF from Enniskillen died in WW2. Today’s veteran is Third Officer Hazel Dolling… Continue Reading “June 13 – D Day Rifleman’s campaigns. Roll of Honour”
Remembering Wm Tyrell a 19-year-old WW1 air ace; WW2 – Belfast Gunners at Dunkirk; RUR on D Day +3
Men from NI were in HMS Glorious sunk by gunfire off Narvik. Photo – The graves of several Royal Ulster Riflemen from conflict after D Day are in War Cemetery at Bayeux, Normandy.
D-Day through the accounts of Lisburn’s Billy Moore of the Royal Ulster Rifles. Eisenhower’s Message to the forces. Stats in graphic form and On This Day account. Photo – Montgomery addresses his Irish soldiers.
Today’s Roll reflects the Battle of Neuve Chapelle, fought between 10 and 13 March 1915. It was the 1st Royal Irish Rifles’ first major action. In 1918 Royal Irish Fusiliers, 5th Btn. was deployed in Palestine as Jerusalem War Cemetery testifies. Today’s veteran Reginald… Continue Reading “March 10 – Roll of Honour”