Tag: Passchendaele

August 8 – The hell of Passchendale. Roll of Honour

Henry Gill from Belfast dies fighting with Australians at Gallipoli – his New Testament, his correspondence, and his mother’s letters form part of the Australian National War Memorial archives. Mustard gas attack on Derry Fusiliers 1917. Boy Sailor Joseph Magill in a sinking and… Continue Reading “August 8 – The hell of Passchendale. Roll of Honour”

August 2 – Passchendaele in the mud and Centuripe. Roll of Honour

Remembering nine from NI who died on this day. In WW2 William Hanna an Ulster Rugby player dies leading a company of the Royal Ulster Rifles at Centuripe and RAF aircrew John Hynds from Maguiresbridge and William Hynds from Belfast die in the Far… Continue Reading “August 2 – Passchendaele in the mud and Centuripe. Roll of Honour”

August 1 – Context of actions, Passchendaele and Magennis VC. Roll of Honour

Two contexts – where Magennis won the VC in WW2 and Passchendaele, the Third Battle of Ypres, one of the most costly and controversial Allied offensives in WW1. Eight men from throughout NI represent those who died on this day.

July 30 – Passchendaele, Campbell College and Castlerock. Roll of Honour

Campbell College CCF Pipes and Drums at the Menin Gate 2019. Tomorrow marks the anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele – The Third Battle of Ypres. Twelve former students of Campbell College, Belfast were killed during the battle. Three men from Castlerock fell. Today’s… Continue Reading “July 30 – Passchendaele, Campbell College and Castlerock. Roll of Honour”

October 27 – Roll of Honour

Assault on Passchendaele 12 October – 6 November 1917: Most of the men (about forty only) left in the 8th Australian Battalion after the opening push of the second battle of Passchendaele. RH 26 October 1917. One of the Australians who died on this… Continue Reading “October 27 – Roll of Honour”