The battle produced tiny gains for the Allies and heavy casualties. Twenty-seven men associated with the city of Londonderry, and its immediate environs, lost their lives on that terrible day.
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…
Virtually every community in Northern Ireland lost husbands, sons and brothers at the Somme. One such was the Fountain area of Londonderry.
Richard Brendan Buchanan died at Gallipoli on this date
10. The lawyer and policeman who were in naval forces on the day
Derry officer served in Boer War, India and the RFC in WW1 The memorial to Edward Harvey bears the crests of the Wilshire Regiment and the RFC
In 1917 Ballymena Petty Officer transfers to army to develop tanks. In 1944 the Irish brigade is received at the Vatican. The German Atlantic U-boat fleet surrenders at the end of WW2 at Lisahally on Lough Foyle, Londonderry in 1945.