Tag: Somme

June 1 – Somme Day 1 Roll of Honour, Tributes, Instonians

Somme Roll of Honour, 15 Instonians fall, Tributes by John Buchan and Wilfred Spender to 36th Ulster Division, Photos of Dedication of Theipval Memorial to Missing

June 30 – The 36th Ulster Division. Roll of Honour

On the eve of the Battle of the Somme an overview of the Ulster Division. Rory Best’s links to two Portadown WW2 fatalities called Seale. Veterans include Robert Cramsie of Ballymoney who served with the Northumberland Fusiliers and the North Irish Horse.

July 6 – Stories of the Somme – UVF officer from Tipperary had Newcastle and Belfast links

Charles Owen Slacke is remembered on the War Memorial in Newcastle and on memorials in Malone Golf Club and Newcastle Parish Church. He was killed at Thiepval on 1 July 1916

July 5 – Roll of Honour

Yesterday at Kohima War Cemetery in Nagaland, India, a special service of Commemoration took place to mark the start of the Battle of Kohima in 1944. The Duke of York, Patron of Kohima Educational Trust, laid a wreath during a visit to the site…

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.

July 4 – Stories of the Somme – Dunadry men

Three men from Dunadry, a small village in the Six Mile Valley on the road from Belfast to Antrim. One is decorated twice for bravery

July 2 – Roll of Honour

Aerial view of Theipval Memorial. Most of the entries of this date reflect the Battle of the Somme. Veterans remembered recalls birth of submarine ace from Islandmagee.