Tag: VC

Daily Rolls of Honour for December 1 – 9

The enries include : The WAAF who became a famous artist – Pages 7 and 8. A Victoria Cross winner – Page 13. The QUB law student awarded a George Medal for his work in mine disposal – Page 16. One of the most…

October 9 – Roll of Honour

On This Day in 1939, the light cruiser HMS Belfast captured German transport Cap Norte off the Faroes whilst returning to Germany from Brazil. She was taken in to service as the troop carrier, Empire Trooper. Today is the birthday of Victoria Cross recipient,…

September 29 – Roll of Honour

On this day in 1918, the Allies smash through Germany’s ‘Hindenburg Line’. Within 43 days, WW1 will be over. The Roll today reflects the cost of the attack. Amongst the fallen is 25 year old Lance Corporal Ernest Seaman MM, who was awarded the…

July 31 – Submariner Magennis wins NI’s only Victoria Cross in WW2

On this day James Magennis won the Victoria Cross through his actions in a midget submarine against the Japanese in Singapore.  Leading Seaman James Magennis VC being presented with a cheque for £3,600 in 1946 by the Rt Hon Sir Crawford McCullagh Bt, Rt…

June 24 – John Spencer Dunville VC

For most conspicuous bravery near Epehy, France, on 24th and 25th June, 1917. Second-Lieutenant John Spencer Dunville, 1st Royal Dragoons.

June 21 – On this day

First Victoria Cross won 1854, German navy scuttles fleet at Scapa Flow 1919, resistance on Okinawa ends 1945… and more

June 2 – Three of the NI officers at Jutland

Commander Edward Bingham VC from Bangor, Captain Herbert Meade, DSO from Ballynahinch and Commodore Frederic Charles Dreyer from Armagh