Tag: Gallipoli

August 28 – Bangor Commando doctor killed on Dieppe raid. Roll of Honour

Samuel Corry, a doctor with a Commando, was recognised for his service in raids on Norway. He died in the Dieppe operation in August 1942. William Kilpatrick from Portrush died in Gallipoli with Connaught Rangers in 1915. John Quinn from Gilford landed Anzacs at… Continue Reading “August 28 – Bangor Commando doctor killed on Dieppe raid. Roll of Honour”

August 22 – VJ tribute to Chindit Memorial. Roll of Honour

NI men from Lisburn, Liverpool, Manchester, and New Zealand fall in Gallipoli in 1915. Norman Patton a Royal Navy bomb disposal officer from Bangor died in 1918 salvaging a German torpedo. Eric Johnston from Newcastle, a major in Royal Ulster Rifles, died at Deauville… Continue Reading “August 22 – VJ tribute to Chindit Memorial. Roll of Honour”

August 21 – VJ Inniskillings Battle Honours. Roll of Honour

In 1915 men from throughout NI are hard hit in Gallipoli. They include the C of I minister’s son from Magherafelt and William Neill who worked for the well-known Charley family at Dunmurry. In 1918 the cost of the final push of the war… Continue Reading “August 21 – VJ Inniskillings Battle Honours. 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”

August 7 – Two local sportsmen fall in WW1. Roll of Honour

Against a background of four days of the most intensive fighting in Gallipoli by Australians, the war in Europe continued. Two local sportsmen died – Edward Brown of Lisnagarvey Hockey Club and Hugh Travers of Dungannon Rugby Club. William McMaster from Cullybackey was one… Continue Reading “August 7 – Two local sportsmen fall in WW1. Roll of Honour”

August 6 – HMS Amphion – the first RN loss of the first war. Roll of Honour

Today is the anniversary of the first RN ship lost in WW1 and the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan in WW2. In today’s Roll, there is a graphic eye witness account of Gallipoli by Basil Cowan from Dunmurry. Robert Lynn of Coalisland… Continue Reading “August 6 – HMS Amphion – the first RN loss of the first war. Roll of Honour”

June 28 – Belfast Squadron Leader flew 87 operations, 25 over Berlin. Roll of Honour

Five die this day at Gallipoli in 1915, three are Inniskillings from Derry, Coleraine, and Cookstown. Eight RAF named from WW2 died over Burma, France, and Italy. Today’s Veteran – an RN Medic washed overboard in WW1 served in army WW2 and later became… Continue Reading “June 28 – Belfast Squadron Leader flew 87 operations, 25 over Berlin. Roll of Honour”

June 04 – Ballymena RAF brothers in arms. Roll of Honour

In WW1 three Navy men in an infantry role who died at Gallipoli are recalled today. In 1917 William Andrews with links to Dungannon and Ballymena is killed in an RFC plane crash. Two Ballymena brothers in the RAF are remembered. One was lost… Continue Reading “June 04 – Ballymena RAF brothers in arms. Roll of Honour”