Tag: Holywood

June 25 – Dunville family service. Roll of Honour

The war service by three members of the Dunville family of Holywood and whisky distillery of Belfast. Five RAF men die on this date in WW2 over Norway, Germany, and UK. Laurence Rentoul from Belmont is lost in armoured reconnaissance in Italy. Photo –…

June 24 – Holywood officer awarded Victoria Cross. Roll of Honour

John Spencer Dunville was awarded VC in WW1. On this day, 38 (Irish) Brigade has tough encounter near Lake Trasimene in WW2. John Thompson a 17-year-old Boy Sailor was the only fatality when an explosion occurred in the magazine of HMS Khartoum following an…

June 24 – John Spencer Dunville VC

For most conspicuous bravery near Epehy, France, on 24th and 25th June, 1917. Second-Lieutenant John Spencer Dunville, 1st Royal Dragoons.