Tag: Somme

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.

July 1 – Stories of the Somme 1 – Inst

There was not an aspect of society in Northern Ireland upon which the Battle of the Somme did not impact. 15 Instonians, former pupils of Belfast city-centre school, the Royal Belfast Academical Institution, died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme….

July 1 – Roll of Honour – First day of the Battle of the Somme

The Ulster Tower at Theipval, Somme.