The story of the Menin Gate Memorial, its origin and customs. The Belfast names on the Memorial. William Dunwoodie from Dungannon returned with NZ infantry in WW1. Two Belfast submariners are lost in HMS Fearless, and two Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers from Strabane and Derry… Continue Reading “June 23 – Menin Gate Memorial to Missing 54,000. Roll of Honour”
A Ballymena Gunner was awarded the DCM in 1916. Henry McGowan from Portstewart died in WW1 serving with RMLI – Royal Marine Light Infantry. In WW2 James McAlister from Bushmills died in a submarine off Newfoundland and Thomas McLaughlin from Coleraine fell in Italy… Continue Reading “June 21 – DCM for Ballymena Gunner, 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”
On this day in 1942 HM Submarine Upholder was lost with all hands off Tripoli. Two submariners from Northern Ireland served in Upholder during the war. They were Lieutenant Henry Walmisley of Kilkeel and the legendary Admiral Arthur Hezlett (above) from Aghadowey who in… Continue Reading “April 14 – 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.