Tag: Japanese POW

January 05 – Roll of Honour

Today’s Roll records one of the greatest war crimes. Signalman David Millar from Stewartstown was executed in 1945 as a Japanese prisoner of war. He had been taken captive in Singapore in 1942. Photo – Wolfhound Major Robert Moore, with wolfhound Brian Boru X,…

December 24 – Roll of Honour

In today’s Roll – Ruth Dickson from Moy who was a nursing sister in Singapore. She survived a ship sinking and died as a prisoner of war on Christmas Eve in 1944. Photo – European war cemetery in winter.

August 26 – Roll of Honour

Red Arrows over New York – On this day two who fell in WW1 had served in the South African campaign. Four infanteers died in the same battle. In WW2, three Gunners died in Egypt and a naval pilot from Bangor was freed from…

August 5 – Roll of Honour

The war graves of two who fell on this day are in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily, Italy. They are from the Royal Ulster Rifles and Royal Irish Fusiliers. We also remember today a Dungannon man serving with the Canadian Regiment, an RAF Japanese POW…

July 22 – Roll of Honour

This unique ‘women in steel’ sculpture in Sheffield is dedicated to those women who worked in the steel industry during the First and Second World Wars. Today’s Roll includes a minister who served as a private in the RAMC, a minister’s son who died…

July 19 – Roll of Honour

The 14 men recalled today include a Royal Marine in a Japanese POW camp, two infanteers on the assault on Sicily, and two Normandy invasion casualties on land and in air.

June 10 – Roll of Honour