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June 26 – Stories of people. Roll of Honour

The first VC and Stories of people – Rachel Ferguson an army nurse died serving in WW1. Alex McCrea a Gunner from Dungannon served in Boer War, Gallipoli and Belgium. Arthur Sinton from Gilford and David Hetherington from Derry exemplify aircrew. Jim Kerr WW2…

June 26 – Poyntzpass midshipman was first recipient of the Victoria Cross

The first VC to be awarded was to Charles Davis Lucas from Poyntzpass then serving as a Midshipman in the Crimean War. He was promoted Acting Lieutenant immediately after the action.