Tag: VC

April 02 – Roll of Honour

On 02/04/1945 Cpl Thomas Peck Hunter, advancing with 43 Commando, RoyalMarines, at Lake Comacchio charged across open ground to clear a German position and 3 Spandau machine guns, firing his Bren gun from the hip. He allowed his troop to advance but died shortly…

March 21 – Roll of Honour

The Roll today is dominated by the records of over thirty who fell in the retreat from St Quentin in the German ‘Kaiserschlacht’ Spring Offensive on Thursday 21st March 1918. 966 men died in 10 days, 5000 were taken pow, the VC was awarded…

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.