Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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31/01/2020 Driver John A Cunningham 02232
31/01/2020 Sgt. James Crooks 02231
31/01/2020 Sgt. James Crooks The CWGC record Sergeant James Crooks as the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Crooks. He is also recorded as the husband of Hannah Crooks of Dungannon, County Tyrone.
31/01/2020 Sgt. James Crooks Sergeant James Crooks is commemorated on Dungannon War Memorial and on Newmills Parish Church of Ireland World War Two Memorial Plaque.
31/01/2020 Sgt. James Crooks Sergeant James Crooks is buried in Allenvale Cemetery in Aberdeen, Scotland. His inscription reads UNTIL THE DAY BREAK AND THE SHADOWS FLEE AWAY OANT.II.17
31/01/2020 Sgt. James Crooks James Crooks was the husband of Hannah Crooks of Dungannon, County Tyrone.
31/01/2020 Sgt. James Crooks James Crooks was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Crooks. James was born about 1892.
31/01/2020 A/man Austin Cousins The CWGC record Aircraftman 1st Class Austin Cousins as the son of Thomas and Margaret Cousins of Brackagh.
31/01/2020 A/man Austin Cousins Aircraftman Austin Cousins’ remains were brought home to Brackagh and he was buried in Clogherney Presbyterian Churchyard.
31/01/2020 A/man Austin Cousins Sergeant Ernest Arthur Sims and Aircraftman Austin Cousins were killed when their accommodation hut was hit by aircraft at RAF Aldergrove on 15th November 1940.
31/01/2020 A/man Austin Cousins Aircraftman 1st Class Austin Cousins was serving with Royal Air Force in November 1940.
31/01/2020 A/man Austin Cousins Known family: Thomas Cousins, Margaret Cousins, Kate Cassie Cousins (born 20th January 1910, Ballygawley), Margaret Cousins (born 5th September 1912, Ballygawley), Mary Cousins (born 14th January 1914, Ballygawley), Thomas Cousins (born 19th November 1915, Ballygawley), Austin Cousins (born 11th May 1918, Ballygawley).
31/01/2020 A/man Austin Cousins Austin Cousins was born on 11th May 1918 in the Ballygawley area. He was one of at least five children.
31/01/2020 A/man Austin Cousins The 1911 census lists the family living at house 1 in Brackagh, Errigal, County Tyrone. Thomas’ father and grandfather were both farmers.
31/01/2020 A/man Austin Cousins Austin Cousins was the son of Thomas and Margaret Cousins. Thomas Cousins and Maggie Cooke were married on 18th March 1909 in the district of Dungannon.
31/01/2020 Flt. Sgt John Bracken Coffey 02230
31/01/2020 Flt. Sgt John Bracken Coffey 02229
31/01/2020 Flt. Sgt John Bracken Coffey Flight Sergeant John Bracken Coffey has no known grave and is commemorated on Panel 270 of the Runnymede Memorial in Surrey.
31/01/2020 Flt. Sgt John Bracken Coffey Flight Lieutenant Arthur Joseph WINDER (64893)
31/01/2020 Flt. Sgt John Bracken Coffey Flying Officer Leonard Carlisle TURNER (160755)
31/01/2020 Flt. Sgt John Bracken Coffey Sergeant George Edward THOMSON (1825993)
31/01/2020 Flt. Sgt John Bracken Coffey Flying Officer Edward Owen GRIFFITH (159139)
31/01/2020 Flt. Sgt John Bracken Coffey Flight Sergeant John Bracken COFFEY (1062192)
31/01/2020 Flt. Sgt John Bracken Coffey Flying Officer Arthur Samuel BLAKE (54690)
31/01/2020 Flt. Sgt John Bracken Coffey Sergeant Ian Ashley BIRRELL (1823774)
31/01/2020 Flt. Sgt John Bracken Coffey The CWGC record Flight Sergeant John Bracken Coffey as the son of John and Lily Coffey. He is also recorded as the husband of Edith Sybil Coffey of Dungannon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
31/01/2020 Flt. Sgt John Bracken Coffey It is reported that John Coffey’s brother, William Coffey, served with the Royal Navy.
31/01/2020 Flt. Sgt John Bracken Coffey According to International Bomber Command, Flight Sergeant Coffey was the Wireless Operator on the mission when it was shot down by a night fighter. All seven of the crew were lost without trace The crew were:
31/01/2020 Flt. Sgt John Bracken Coffey Flight Sergeant John Coffey was serving with 153 Squadron, when his Lancaster bomber (Serial No. NX-563) was engaged in a mine laying operation in the Kattegat region, between Denmark and Sweden on 6th April 1945.
31/01/2020 Flt. Sgt John Bracken Coffey John Bracken Coffey served with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in World War Two.
31/01/2020 Flt. Sgt John Bracken Coffey It is claimed that his mother, Martha Bracken, was a direct descendent of Thomas Bracken, an Ulsterman who wrote the New Zealand National Anthem back in the 1830's.
31/01/2020 Flt. Sgt John Bracken Coffey Known family: John Coffey, Martha ‘Lily’ Coffey, William Coffey (born 15th March 1915), Norah Coffey (born 20th July 1916), John Bracken Coffey (born 24th October 1917).
31/01/2020 Flt. Sgt John Bracken Coffey John Bracken Coffey was born on 24th October 1917. All three children were born in Belfast.
31/01/2020 Flt. Sgt John Bracken Coffey John Bracken Coffey was the second son of John and Martha ‘Lily’ Coffey. John Coffey and Martha Bracken were married on 10th June 1914 in the district of Fermanagh.
30/01/2020 Sgt. Henry James Graham 02228
30/01/2020 Sgt. Harold Chapman 02228
30/01/2020 Sgt. Harold Chapman Many thanks to Kenny Farquhar, whose research was instrumental to this information.
30/01/2020 Sgt. Harold Chapman Sergeant Harold Chapman is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial and on Moy War Memorial.
30/01/2020 Sgt. Harold Chapman Sergeant (Wireless Operator) Harold Chapman’s remains were returned home and he was buried in a non-CWGC grave in Grange (Society of Friends) Burial Ground near Moy in County Tyrone.
30/01/2020 Sgt. Harold Chapman Sergeant (Wireless Operator) Harold Chapman was killed in action the 18th March 1941 near RAF Mildenhall.
30/01/2020 Sgt. Harold Chapman Sergeant Ronald WARREN (754029) Pilot
30/01/2020 Sgt. Harold Chapman Sergeant Ernest Arthur LOWN (911887) Observer
30/01/2020 Sgt. Harold Chapman Sergeant William James GREAVES (971158) Wireless Operator
30/01/2020 Sgt. Harold Chapman Sergeant Evan Roy COOKE (967092) Pilot
30/01/2020 Sgt. Harold Chapman Sergeant Harold CHAPMAN (522572) Wireless Operator
30/01/2020 Sgt. Harold Chapman Sergeant Douglas John CAPEL (759110) Air Gunner
30/01/2020 Sgt. Harold Chapman Early in the morning of the 18th, the eleven Wellington's returned home. Just as the landing lights at Mildenhall came on, a long range night German fighter attacked. The Wellington was hit crashed to the ground, landing on a bungalow, killing all six crew. The crew were:
30/01/2020 Sgt. Harold Chapman On the night of 17th March 1941, Sergeant Chapman was one of a crew of six on board a Wellington bomber (serial no, R-1474) from the 149 Squadron. Their plane was one of eleven Wellington bombers which took off from RAF Mildenhall bound for Bremen in Germany.
30/01/2020 Sgt. Harold Chapman Sergeant (Wireless Operator) Harold Chapman served with the Royal Air Force in World War Two.
30/01/2020 Sgt. Harold Chapman Known family: John Chapman, Madoline Chapman, John Chapman (born 27th January 1917), Harold Chapman (born 2nd June 1918).
30/01/2020 Sgt. Harold Chapman Harold was born in Dungannon on 2nd June 1918. He was the younger of two sons, both born in the Dungannon area.
30/01/2020 Sgt. Harold Chapman Harold Chapman was the son of John and Madoline Chapman. John Chapman and Madoline Kerr were married on 26th August 1915 in the district of Dungannon. They lived at 81 Tamnamore Road, Dungannon.
30/01/2020 L/Corp Thomas Samuel Chambers 02227
30/01/2020 L/Corp Thomas Samuel Chambers CHAMBERS – In loving memory of Margaret (Crimmie) died 9th May 1961. Also Lance Corporal T S Chambers (Tommie), North Irish Horse, killed in action 23rd May 1944, interred Cassino, Italy. Also their sister-in-law Margaret Chambers, beloved wife of Andrew, died 4th April 1998 and her loving husband Andrew, died 27th August 2005.
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30/01/2020 L/Corp Thomas Samuel Chambers Thomas ‘Tommie’ Chambers is also commemorated on the family headstone in the Brackaville Church of Ireland Cemetery.
30/01/2020 L/Corp Thomas Samuel Chambers Lance Corporal Chambers is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
30/01/2020 L/Corp Thomas Samuel Chambers Lance Corporal Chambers is buried in Cassino War Cemetery in Italy.
30/01/2020 L/Corp Thomas Samuel Chambers Lance Corporal Thomas Samuel Chambers was killed in action at Cassino, in Italy on 23rd May 1944.
30/01/2020 L/Corp Thomas Samuel Chambers Lance Corporal Thomas Samuel Chambers served with North Irish Horse as part of thr Royal Armoured Corps in World War Two.
30/01/2020 Sgt. Thomas Harry Cardwell The CWGC record Sergeant Thomas Harry Cardwell as the son of William James Cardwell and Sarah Cardwell. He is also listed as the husband of Elizabeth Cardwell of Dungannon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
30/01/2020 Sgt. Thomas Harry Cardwell Sergeant Thomas Cardwell is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial and on the WW2 stained glass window in St Anne’s Church of Ireland, Dungannon.
30/01/2020 Sgt. Thomas Harry Cardwell Sergeant Thomas Cardwell is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery, Myanmar, Burma. His inscription reads ‘SAFE IN THE ARMS OF JESUS...SWEETLY HIS SOUL SHALL REST. LOVING WIFE AND CHILDREN’
30/01/2020 Sgt. Thomas Harry Cardwell Sergeant Thomas Harry Cardwell was serving with the 136th Field Regiment of the Royal Artillery when he died on 7th July 1945, aged 30.
30/01/2020 Sgt. Thomas Harry Cardwell Thomas was the husband of Elizabeth Cardwell of Dungannon.
30/01/2020 Sgt. Thomas Harry Cardwell Thomas Harry Cardwell was the son of William James and Sarah Cardwell. He was born about 1915.
29/01/2020 L/Corp Patrick Joseph Campbell The CWGC record Lance Corporal Patrick Joseph Campbell as the son of Thomas and Mary Campbell. He is also recorded as the husband of Margaret Mary Campbell of Dungannon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
29/01/2020 L/Corp Patrick Joseph Campbell Lance Corporal Campbell is also commemorated on the Garigliano Memorial, which is located in Enniskillen Castle.
29/01/2020 L/Corp Patrick Joseph Campbell Lance Corporal Campbell is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
29/01/2020 L/Corp Patrick Joseph Campbell Lance Corporal Patrick Joseph Campbell is buried Minturno War Cemetery in Italy.
29/01/2020 L/Corp Patrick Joseph Campbell In January 1944 the 2nd Battalion were part of the 5th Division which faced the Gustav Line where it guarded the approach to Rome in the Garigliano Valley. A silent night attack across the river was planned for the night of 17 January 1944, but in spite of impeccable planning, the assault was opposed and very heavy casualties were sustained. The Battalion did not finally achieve its objective until two days later. 'The Irish deserved special mention in the history of the Italian campaign for the part they took in the Garigliano battle and for being the first Allied unit to breach the Gustav Line'.
29/01/2020 L/Corp Patrick Joseph Campbell Lance Corporal Patrick Joseph Campbell was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died on 17th January 1944, age 22.
29/01/2020 L/Corp Patrick Joseph Campbell Patrick was the husband of Margaret Mary Campbell of Dungannon.
29/01/2020 L/Corp Patrick Joseph Campbell Patrick Joseph Campbell was the son of Thomas and Mary Campbell. He was born about 1922.
29/01/2020 Gnr John Bradley 02226
29/01/2020 Gnr John Bradley John Bradley was a member of Derryoghill L.O.L. No 3.
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29/01/2020 Gnr John Bradley 02223
29/01/2020 Gnr John Bradley Gunner John Bradley, 36, was killed in action in February. He was believed to be fighting in Germany. Born in Ireland, Gunner Bradley came to Calgary in 1926. Prior to enlisting he was employed by the Empress Hotel. He enlisted with the army in 1942, proceeding overseas in July 1943. He is survived by his wife and four daughters, Thelma, Lorraine, Dorothy and Jacqueline, all of 2327 2a Street E. His mother and father, Mr and Mrs John Bradley, and two brothers and seven sisters are all in Ireland. A sister, Mrs G J Riezebos, lives at 2123 16th Street E.
29/01/2020 Gnr John Bradley 02222
29/01/2020 Gnr John Bradley From the Calgary Herald, unknown date: Former Hotel Employee Killed
29/01/2020 Gnr John Bradley John Bradley is commemorated locally on Moy War Memorial.
29/01/2020 Gnr John Bradley Gunner John Bradley is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery in Holland. Most of those buried in the cemetery were Canadians, many of whom died in the Battle of the Rhineland, when the 2nd and 3rd Canadian Infantry Divisions and the 4th Canadian Armoured Division took part in the drive southwards from Nijmegen to clear the territory between the Maas and the Rhine in February and March 1945.
29/01/2020 Gnr John Bradley Gunner John Bradley was serving with the 19th Field Regiment of the Royal Canadian Artillery when he was killed in action in Europe on 24th February 1945.
29/01/2020 Gnr John Bradley John Bradley enlisted with the army in 1942, proceeding overseas in July 1943.
29/01/2020 Gnr John Bradley Family: John Bradley, Muriel Bradley, Thelma Bradley, Lorraine Bradley, Dorothy Bradley, Jacqueline Bradley.
29/01/2020 Gnr John Bradley John Bradley was married to Muriel Bradley. They had four daughters. They lived at 2327 2a Street E in Calgary.
29/01/2020 Gnr John Bradley Prior to enlisting John was employed by the Empress Hotel. Located at 118 9th Avenue SE in Calgary, it was built in 1911 and demolished in 1986.
29/01/2020 Gnr John Bradley John Bradley came to Calgary in 1926.
29/01/2020 Gnr John Bradley Known family: John Bradley, Harriet Bradley, Emily Bradley (born 8th November 1905, Newry), John Bradley (born 5th April 1907), Jane Bradley (born 20th December 1908), Mabel Elizabeth Bradley (born about 1910), William Bradley (born 10th October 1911), Roland Bradley (born 29th June 1913), Harold Bradley (born 2nd August 1914), Annabella Bradley (born 5th October 1915), Mildred Bradley (born 10th May 1917), Eileen Bradley (born 10th March 1919).
29/01/2020 Gnr John Bradley The 1911 census lists John as age 4, living with the family at house 3 in Tullylearn, Moy, County Tyrone. His father and grandfather were farmers.
29/01/2020 Gnr John Bradley John Bradley was the son of John and Harriet Bradley. John Bradley and Harriet Miller were married on 21st March 1906 in the district of Newry and Mourne.
28/01/2020 Pte. John Finlay The CWGC records Private John Finlay as the son of Bella McIlveen of Caledon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
28/01/2020 Pte. John Finlay Private John Finlay is buried in Benghazi War Cemetery in Libya.
28/01/2020 Pte. John Finlay Private John Finlay was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) when he died on 11th June 1942.
28/01/2020 Pte. John Finlay John Finlay was the son of Bella Finlay. He was born about 1909.
28/01/2020 Civilian James Dunlop The CWGC record James Dunlop as the son of Robert and Jane Dunlop of Tullydraw, Dungannon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. He is also recorded as the husband of Jeannie Dunlop, of Annaghbeg, Donaghmore. It records that he died at New Cross Road.
28/01/2020 Civilian James Dunlop James Dunlop has no known grave. Of the many civilians of the Commonwealth whose deaths were due to enemy action in the 1939-1945 War, the names of more than 67,000 are commemorated in the Civilian War Dead Roll of Honour, located near St George's Chapel in Westminster Abbey, London.
28/01/2020 Civilian James Dunlop Civilian James Dunlop is not listed on the Woolworth Staff WWII Memorial, so it may be presumed he was either a shopper or he was passing by.
28/01/2020 Civilian James Dunlop James Dunlop was a civilian who was killed in Woolworth shop at New Cross Road in London on Saturday 25th November 1944. 168 people were killed that day in Britain’s worst V2 Attack. He was 39 years old.
28/01/2020 Civilian James Dunlop James Dunlop was in London in November 1944.
28/01/2020 Civilian James Dunlop James was the husband of Jeannie Dunlop of Annaghbeg, Donaghmore.
28/01/2020 Civilian James Dunlop The 1911 census does not list the family as living in the Donaghmore area.
28/01/2020 Civilian James Dunlop James Dunlop was the son of Robert and Jane Dunlop. James was born about 1905.
28/01/2020 Pte. James Corr Private James Corr is buried in Upper Clonaneese Presbyterian Churchyard in Cabragh, between Dungannon and Ballygawley. His inscription reads: ‘BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHICH DIE IN THE LORD’
28/01/2020 Pte. James Corr Private James Corr was still listed as being with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died on 16th October 1947. He was 24 years old.
28/01/2020 Pte. James Corr James Corr was born about 1923.
28/01/2020 A/man Hugh Corey The CWGC records Aircraftman 2nd Class Hugh Corey as the son of Bernard and Mary J Corey of Brackaville, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
28/01/2020 A/man Hugh Corey Aircraftman 2nd Class Hugh Corey is buried at Heliopolis War Cemetery in Egypt. His inscription reads ‘SADLY MISSED BY HIS FATHER AND MOTHER, BROTHERS AND SISTERS. R.I.P.’
28/01/2020 A/man Hugh Corey Aircraftman 2nd Class Hugh Corey was serving with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve when he died on 1st July 1945 in Egypt. There are no details of his death.
28/01/2020 A/man Hugh Corey Known family: Bernard Corey, Mary Jane Corey, John Corey (born 25th December 1899, Armagh), Mary Corey (born about 1901, Scotland), Francis Joseph Corey (born about 1902, Scotland), Jane Corey (born 23rd December 1907, Coalisland), Annie Corey (born 1st February 1909, Coalisland), Bernard Corey (born 10th March 1910, Coalisland), Isabel Corey (born 16th July 1911, Coalisland), Hugh Corey (born 11th February 1913, Coalisland).
28/01/2020 A/man Hugh Corey Hugh Corey was born on 11th February 1913 in the Coalisland area.
28/01/2020 A/man Hugh Corey The 1911 census lists the family at house 60 in Brackaville, Tullyniskane, Tyrone, Bernard Corey was a flax sorter (hackler).
28/01/2020 A/man Hugh Corey By 1907 the family were living in Coalisland.
28/01/2020 A/man Hugh Corey Their first child was born in Armagh in 1899, their second in Scotland in in 1901.
28/01/2020 A/man Hugh Corey Hugh Corey was the son of Bernard and Mary Jane Corey, nee O’Neill.
28/01/2020 Corp Frederick William Atkinson Frederick Atkinson was the 27 year old son of Mr Joseph Atkinson, Blackwatertown, Armagh, who had enlisted prior to the war. He had only been married for a few months before being killed in action on 02/08/1944.
28/01/2020 Corp Frederick William Atkinson From the Ulster Gazette and Armagh Standard dated 25 Aug. 1944:
28/01/2020 Corp Frederick William Atkinson Corporal Frederick William Atkinson is commemorated locally on Moy War Memorial.
28/01/2020 Corp Frederick William Atkinson Corporal Frederick Atkinson is buried in Bayeux War Cemetery. Bayeux War Cemetery is the largest Commonwealth cemetery of the Second World War in France.
28/01/2020 Corp Frederick William Atkinson A newspaper reports that his father was living in Blackwatertown at the time of his death.
28/01/2020 Corp Frederick William Atkinson Frederick had only been married for a few months before being killed.
28/01/2020 Corp Frederick William Atkinson Corporal Frederick Atkinson was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Irish Guards when he was killed in action at Normandy on 25th August 1944.
28/01/2020 Corp Frederick William Atkinson Frederick Atkinson enlisted prior to the outbreak of World War Two.
28/01/2020 Corp Frederick William Atkinson Known family: Joseph Atkinson, Margaret Atkinson, Mary Atkinson (born 20th July 1914) Joseph Atkinson (born 20th November 1915), Frederick William Atkinson (born 25th March 1917, Armagh), Dorothy Atkinson (born 16th March 1919).
28/01/2020 Corp Frederick William Atkinson Frederick William Atkinson was born on 25th March 1917. He was one of at least four children, all born in the Armagh area.
28/01/2020 Corp Frederick William Atkinson Frederick Atkinson was the second son of Joseph and Margaret Atkinson. Joseph Atkinson and Margaret Beavers were married on 15th October 1913 in the district of Dungannon.
15/01/2020 Pte. James Baker 02221
15/01/2020 Pte. James Baker Neither is there any information on the exact location of the accident.
15/01/2020 Pte. James Baker The CWGC record Private James Baker as the son of Edward and Ada Baker, of Sneyd Green, Stoke-on-Trent.
15/01/2020 Pte. James Baker Private Baker’s remains were returned home to England and he was buried in Norton-In-The-Moors (St. Bartholomew) Churchyard. His inscription reads: GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN TO GIVE HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY. R.I.P.
15/01/2020 Pte. James Baker There was a Raymond Mayer, also with the 7th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment, who died on 24th May 1942. He too was 23 years old.
15/01/2020 Pte. James Baker The man listed is ‘best-fit’ with the information available. However, there is no information on who the other man who died was.
15/01/2020 Pte. James Baker The report below details the death of two soldiers who died crossing the River Blackwater in May 1942.
15/01/2020 Pte. James Baker Private James Baker was serving with the 7th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment, when he died on 23rd May 1942. He was 23 years old.
15/01/2020 Pte. James Baker James Baker was the son of Edward and Ada Baker, of Sneyd Green, Stoke-on-Trent.
15/01/2020 Pte. James Baker Two soldiers lost their lives on the River Blackwater on Sunday afternoon. They were crossing the river from Tyrone to Armagh in a small boat when they fell into the water. Police commenced dragging operations immediately, but up to Monday night the bodies have not been recovered. One of the bodies was recovered later. It was that of Private James Baker of Burnley.
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15/01/2020 Pte. James Baker From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 30th May 1942: Soldiers Drowned in Blackwater
12/01/2020 Sapper Alfred Stanley Button After having been married for only ten months, Sapper Alfred Button, R.E., of 22, Leicester-road, Lewes, died in Belfast on August 3rd following an operation. The funeral took place on Saturday at St. Anne's Church, the internment following at Lewes Cemetery. The service was conducted by the Rev. H. A. Edwards. Sapper Button, who was 27 years old, was married on September 27th, 1941 at St. Anne's Church, Lewes, to Miss F. L. Irwin of Northern Ireland. Before he joined the Army at the beginning of the war he was a porter at South Coulsdon Railway Station, having previously worked at Lewes Station.
12/01/2020 Sapper Alfred Stanley Button From the Sussex Express dated Friday 14th August 1942: Lewes Soldier's Death
12/01/2020 Sapper Alfred Stanley Button The CWGC record Sapper Alfred Stanley Button as the son of Henry and M J Button of Lewes. He is also rlisted as the husband of Florence Irwin Button, of Dungannon, County Tyrone. It is also noted that he was awarded the Boy Scouts' Gilt Cross for Gallantry.
12/01/2020 Sapper Alfred Stanley Button Alfred Stanley Button is buried in Lewes Cemetery, near Brighton in Sussex. His inscription reads: HIS LIFE WAS SHORT HIS LOVE WAS GREAT. LOVING WIFE, MUM, DAD, BROTHERS AND SISTER.
12/01/2020 Sapper Alfred Stanley Button The funeral took place St. Anne's Church in Lewes. The service was conducted by the Rev H A Edwards.
12/01/2020 Sapper Alfred Stanley Button Sapper Alfred Button, whose address was given as 22 Leicester Road, Lewes, died in Belfast on 3rd August following an operation. He was 27 years old.
12/01/2020 Sapper Alfred Stanley Button Sapper Alfred Button was serving with the 9 Movement Control Group when he died on 3rd August 1942 in Belfast.
12/01/2020 Sapper Alfred Stanley Button Alfred Button and Florence Irwin (of Northern Ireland) were married on 27th September 1941 at St. Anne's Church, Lewes.
12/01/2020 Sapper Alfred Stanley Button Alfred Button served with the Royal Engineers in World War Two.
12/01/2020 Sapper Alfred Stanley Button Prior to joining the Army at the beginning of the war, Alfred was a porter at South Coulsdon Railway Station, having previously worked at Lewes Station.
12/01/2020 Sapper Alfred Stanley Button Alfred was awarded the Boy Scouts' Gilt Cross for Gallantry.
12/01/2020 Sapper Alfred Stanley Button Alfred Stanley Button was the son of Henry and M J Button. Alfred was born about 1915 in Sussex.
12/01/2020 Lt Col Beauchamp Henry Butler D.S.O. Beauchamp’s brother, James Humphrey Butler fought in the First World War, where he was wounded twice. He later gained the rank of Group Captain in the Royal Air Force. He fought in the Second World War.
12/01/2020 Lt Col Beauchamp Henry Butler D.S.O. The CWGC record Lieutenant-Colonel Beauchamp Henry Butler as the son of Charles R and Ethel E J Butler. He is also listed as the husband of Vera May Butler of Clogher, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
12/01/2020 Lt Col Beauchamp Henry Butler D.S.O. Lieutenant-Colonel Beauchamp Henry Butler is buried in Sangro River War Cemetery in Italy.
12/01/2020 Lt Col Beauchamp Henry Butler D.S.O. The award was announced in The Gazette dated 16th November 1943, so it seems it was award posthumously. It is not known if the award was for the action in which Lieutenant-Colonel Butler was killed.
12/01/2020 Lt Col Beauchamp Henry Butler D.S.O. ‘This officer led his battalion with great gallantry. Throughout a hard day’s fighting he was tireless in his efforts to ensure success, personally directing the fire of his anti-tank guns and mortars at centres of resistance; launching attacks and never giving a desperate and determined enemy any loophole. Lieutenant-Colonel Butler was under continuous and accurate short-range machine-gun and rifle fire and mortar fire for many hours, but his complete disregard of danger and his inspiring example to his battalion ensured the success of the operation. This officer has also rendered distinguished service in the attack on Centuripe and in the crossing of the River Salso.’
12/01/2020 Lt Col Beauchamp Henry Butler D.S.O. Lieutenant-Colonel Butler was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.). The recommendation read:
12/01/2020 Lt Col Beauchamp Henry Butler D.S.O. Lieutenant-Colonel Butler was serving with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, attached to the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was killed in action on 27th October 1943 at Sangro on the east coast of Italy, parallel to Rome.
12/01/2020 Lt Col Beauchamp Henry Butler D.S.O. According the battalion War Diary of the 1st Royal Irish Fusiliers, the battalion got pinned down. Just after 11pm Lieutenant-Colonel Butler held a meeting close to the front line. Around 11.30pm Lieutenant-Colonel Butler was shot and killed by a stray machine gun bullet, which struck him in the head. The operation did not succeed, but the position was letter taken.
12/01/2020 Lt Col Beauchamp Henry Butler D.S.O. On 27th October Lieutenant-Colonel Butler was Commanding Officer of his battalion, whose task was to secure the right half of the river Simeto bridgehead, and much depended on this operation’s success.
12/01/2020 Lt Col Beauchamp Henry Butler D.S.O. By October 1943 he was with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, attached to the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers.
12/01/2020 Lt Col Beauchamp Henry Butler D.S.O. Lt.-Col. Beauchamp Henry Butler fought in the Second World War. He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the service of the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
12/01/2020 Lt Col Beauchamp Henry Butler D.S.O. Family: Beauchamp Henry Butler, Vera May Butler, Michael Henry Butler (born 30 Aug 1939).
12/01/2020 Lt Col Beauchamp Henry Butler D.S.O. Beauchamp Henry Butler married Vera May Stewart, daughter of Major William Stewart, on 8th June 1938. They had on child.
12/01/2020 Lt Col Beauchamp Henry Butler D.S.O. Charles Butler held the office of High Sheriff of County Carlow in 1920.
12/01/2020 Lt Col Beauchamp Henry Butler D.S.O. Family: Charles Richard Butler, Ethel Elizabeth Jane Butler, Humphrey James Butler (born 30th June 1897). Blanche Adelaide Butler (born about 1899), Edward Walter Charles Butler (born 30th May 1900), Beauchamp Henry Butler (born 7th January 1902).
12/01/2020 Lt Col Beauchamp Henry Butler D.S.O. The 1911 census lists Beauchamp as age 9, living with his parents at house 1 in Raheenkyle, Rathanna, Couty Carlow.
12/01/2020 Lt Col Beauchamp Henry Butler D.S.O. Beauchamp Henry Butler was born on 7th January 1902. He was the youngest of four surviving children. All the children were born in County Carlow.
12/01/2020 Lt Col Beauchamp Henry Butler D.S.O. The 1901 census lists the Butler family at house 6 in Rathvilly Village, Rathvilly, County Carlow. Charles Butler was a Land Agent and Income Tax Collector, which implies they were a family of some wealth.
12/01/2020 Lt Col Beauchamp Henry Butler D.S.O. Beauchamp Henry Butler was the youngest son of Charles Richard and Ethel Elizabeth Jane Butler. Charles Richard Butler and Ethel Elizabeth Jane Newton in 1895.
10/01/2020 Gnr John Johnston The CWGC record Gunner John Johnson as the son of Walter and Mary Johnston of Liverpool. He was also recorded as the husband of Mary Ann Johnston of Liverpool.
10/01/2020 Gnr John Johnston Gunner Johnston’s remains were returned home to Liverpool and he was buried in Liverpool (Ford) Roman Catholic Cemetery.
10/01/2020 Gnr John Johnston On 9th March 1942, Gunner Johnston died in an Aughnacloy farmhouse as a result of head injuries sustained when his motorcycle was in collision with a van on the main Aughnacloy – Augher Road. He was 34 years old.
10/01/2020 Gnr John Johnston In World War Two, Gunner John Johnson was serving with 335 Battery, 101 Lt. A.A. / Anti-Tank Regiment of the Royal Artillery. In March 1942, Gunner Johnston was based in Northern Ireland.
10/01/2020 Gnr John Johnston John Johnston was the husband of Mary Ann Johnston of Liverpool.
10/01/2020 Gnr John Johnston John Johnson was the son of Walter and Mary Johnston of Liverpool. He was born about 1908.
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05/01/2020 Gnr John Johnston An English soldier, Lance Corporal J Johnston, died in an Aughnacloy farmhouse as a result of head injuries sustained when his motorcycle was in collision with a motor break-van driven by James McKenna of Cacanoneil, on the main Aughnacloy – Augher Road on Monday night. He was attended by Dr Pringle, but only lived an hour after the accident. McKenna was also slightly injured.
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05/01/2020 Gnr John Johnston From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 14th March 1942: Soldier Killed in Tyrone
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05/01/2020 Teleg. William Frederick Noble Intimation has been received by Mr and Mrs Henry Noble, Coolhill, Dungannon, that their eldest son, William Frederick Noble, who was a telegraphist in the Royal Navy, has been killed in action.
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05/01/2020 Teleg. William Frederick Noble From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 26th October 1940:
05/01/2020 Teleg. William Frederick Noble The CWGC record Telegraphist William Frederick Noble as the son of Henry and Elizabeth Noble, of Dungannon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
05/01/2020 Teleg. William Frederick Noble Telegraphist William F Noble is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial and also on the World War Two stained glass memorial in St Anne’s Church Of Ireland in Dungannon.
05/01/2020 Teleg. William Frederick Noble Unusually, Telegraphist William Noble has a grave and is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery. His inscription reads: NO MORNING DAWNS, NO NIGHT RETURNS BUT WE REMEMBER.
05/01/2020 Teleg. William Frederick Noble HMS Liverpool was repaired and returned to service in April 1942.
05/01/2020 Teleg. William Frederick Noble Telegraphist William Noble was one of 27 men who died in the attack. A heavily damaged HMS Liverpool made its way to Alexandria in Egypt where he was buried.
05/01/2020 Teleg. William Frederick Noble Telegraphist William Frederick Noble died in the attack. He was 22 years old.
05/01/2020 Teleg. William Frederick Noble On Monday 14th October 1940, HMS Liverpool was part of a convoy escort in the Mediterranean. At 1911 hours, HMS Liverpool reported that she had been struck by a torpedo in position 33°58’E, 26°20’E at 1855 hours. She was heavily on fire and required assistance.
05/01/2020 Teleg. William Frederick Noble William Noble served with the Royal Navy in World War Two. He served as a telegraphist on board H.M.S. Liverpool.
05/01/2020 Teleg. William Frederick Noble William Frederick Noble was the son of Henry and Elizabeth Noble He was born about 1920.
01/01/2020 Gnr Dilworth Norman Turner The CWGC record Gunner Dilworth Norman Turner as the son of William and Annie Turner.
01/01/2020 Gnr Dilworth Norman Turner Gunner Dilworth N Turner is buried in Moy (St. James) Church Of Ireland Churchyard. His Inscription reads: HE DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE.
01/01/2020 Gnr Dilworth Norman Turner Gunner Dilworth Norman Turner died on 22nd February 1946, aged 34.
01/01/2020 Gnr Dilworth Norman Turner Gunner Dilworth Norman Turner served with the 334th Battery of the 33rd ((19th County of London Regiment) Searchlight Regiment during World War Two.
01/01/2020 Gnr Dilworth Norman Turner Dilworth Norman Turner was the son of William and Annie Turner. He was born about 1912.
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