Tag: Londonderry

June 20 – Buchanans, Tyrells – Brothers in arms. Roll of Honour

Brothers in arms – Buchanans of Derry; Tyrrells of Belfast. Three were to die in WW1. William Houston of Ballynure was lost in HM Submarine Umpire nine days after her commissioning in WW2. William Delaney from Ballycarry served with the New Zealand Army. Photo… Continue Reading “June 20 – Buchanans, Tyrells – Brothers in arms. Roll of Honour”

May 14 – Roll of Honour, U-boat surrender

On this day in 1945 the surrender of German U-boats began on the Foyle. In 1915 William Stanfield, a Marine from Belfast, died in Gibraltar on the hospital ship bringing him home from Egypt. He rests in North Front Cemetery. Entries for three RUR… Continue Reading “May 14 – Roll of Honour, U-boat surrender”

August 16, 1917 – 27 Londonderry men die on first day of Battle of Langemarck

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.

Stories of the Somme – The Fountain men of Londonderry

Virtually every community in Northern Ireland lost husbands, sons and brothers at the Somme. One such was the Fountain area of Londonderry.

June 12 – On this day

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.