Tag: Gallipoli

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…

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…

April 26 – Roll of Honour. Irish VC at Gallipopli

Today in 1915, an Irishman won the VC as the Allies land at Gallipoli and two men from Londonderry died. The objective was to seize Istanbul and knock Turkey out of the war. Resistance is heavy and the invaders fail to advance more than…

August 7 – Roll of Honour

Becklingen War Cemetery was chosen for its position on a hillside overlooking Luneburg Heath, where, on 4 May 1945, Field-Marshal Montgomery accepted the German surrender from Admiral Doenitz. Most of those buried here died during the last two months of the war. The war graves…

August 7 – Derry’s Australia Light Horse Trooper at Gallipoli

Wall of Remembrance at Australia’s National War Memorial in Canberra. George Henry “Harry” McNeill lived in Londonderry with his parents, two brothers, and sister. Jobs in the city were scarce, so he decided to go to Australia and learn sheep farming. There were cousins…