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.
On this day in 1945, James Magennis service merits a VC. In 1916 Hugh Henderson of the Royal Irish Fusiliers is the first to die in the 36th(Ulster) Division’s first action after the Battle of the Somme. In 1917 The Third Battle of Ypres… Continue Reading “July 31 – Submariner Magennis wins NI’s only Victoria Cross in WW2. 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”