The Roll for 1915 is dominated by Gallipoli. Coleraine born Daniel McIfatrick and William Morgan from Lisburn. 1917 and 1918 entries are from Ypres and the Somme. Amongst them is Edward Lennox who enlisted at Kilrea. In 1943 several Riflemen from RUR died in… Continue Reading “August 10 part 2 of 2. Roll of Honour”
Henry Gill from Belfast dies fighting with Australians at Gallipoli – his New Testament, his correspondence, and his mother’s letters form part of the Australian National War Memorial archives. Mustard gas attack on Derry Fusiliers 1917. Boy Sailor Joseph Magill in a sinking and… Continue Reading “August 8 – The hell of Passchendale. Roll of Honour”
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”
Today is the anniversary of the unveiling of the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial in 1927; the origin of the daily Act of Remembrance; some names from Northern Ireland which are engraved on it including that of the first MP to be killed in WW1.