Tag: Victoria Cross

July 2 – VC’s of the 36th Ulster Division. Roll of Honour

Nine of the 36th (Ulster) Division were awarded the Victoria Cross. Roll of Honour reflects Gallipoli and the Somme in WW1, Normandy, and North Africa in WW2. Charles Murray of Portrush, former UVF officer, died of wounds received on Somme. His father was at…

June 26 – Stories of people. Roll of Honour

The first VC and Stories of people – Rachel Ferguson an army nurse died serving in WW1. Alex McCrea a Gunner from Dungannon served in Boer War, Gallipoli and Belgium. Arthur Sinton from Gilford and David Hetherington from Derry exemplify aircrew. Jim Kerr WW2…

November 28 – Roll of Honour

In today’s Roll – A Royal Artillery gunner from Ballymoney serving with a Maritime regiment and who most likely died at sea, is named on Portsmouth Naval Memorial. The war graves of two RAF men from Ballycastle and Belfast are in Egypt and South…

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…

July 2 – The Victoria Cross record of the 36th (Ulster) Division

In total nine members of the 36th Division were awarded the Victoria Cross

June 26 – Poyntzpass midshipman was first recipient of the Victoria Cross

The first VC to be awarded was to Charles Davis Lucas from Poyntzpass then serving as a Midshipman in the Crimean War. He was promoted Acting Lieutenant immediately after the action.

June 26 – On this day

First VC investiture by Queen Victoria, Royal Navy’s first steam turbine powered craft at Spithead Review, First US troops arrive in France during World War I, Rommel is made a Field Marshal