Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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29/02/2020 Ab S/man Donald James Mackay 02275
29/02/2020 Sgt. Robert Anthony Laverty 02274
29/02/2020 Sgt. Robert Anthony Laverty 02273
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29/02/2020 Sgt. Robert Anthony Laverty Sergeant Robert Laverty is also commemorated on the family headstone in Moy Roman Catholic Graveyard.
29/02/2020 Sgt. Robert Anthony Laverty Sergeant Robert Laverty is commemorated locally on Moy War Memorial.
29/02/2020 Sgt. Robert Anthony Laverty Sergeant Robert Laverty and his crew members are also remembered on the 202 Squadron Roll of Honour Board in Gibraltar Anglican Cathedral.
29/02/2020 Sgt. Robert Anthony Laverty Sergeant Robert Laverty has no known grave and is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.
29/02/2020 Sgt. Robert Anthony Laverty Sergeant Robert Anthony TIFFEN (1262553)
29/02/2020 Sgt. Robert Anthony Laverty Sergeant John SANDERSON (1148225)
29/02/2020 Sgt. Robert Anthony Laverty Flying Officer Harry Keith POLLOCK (J/7476)
29/02/2020 Sgt. Robert Anthony Laverty Sergeant James Leo O'RORKE (819061)
29/02/2020 Sgt. Robert Anthony Laverty Flying Officer Walter Bryden O'CONNOR (66024)
29/02/2020 Sgt. Robert Anthony Laverty Flying Officer Duncan Alastair MacARTHUR (122354)
29/02/2020 Sgt. Robert Anthony Laverty Sergeant Robert LAVERTY (994040)
29/02/2020 Sgt. Robert Anthony Laverty Sergeant Albert Frederick FLETCHER (1107066)
29/02/2020 Sgt. Robert Anthony Laverty Sergeant Leslie Walter DRYWOOD (1171301)
29/02/2020 Sgt. Robert Anthony Laverty Flying Officer Alexander Lyon CAMPBELL (120236)
29/02/2020 Sgt. Robert Anthony Laverty As the Catalina crossed the first ships, SS Oerlikon in the centre opened fire. Immediately, a barrage of light and heavy flak was sent up by all the Merchant Navy ships in the vicinity. The Catalina was hit repeatedly by continuous and very heavy fire, it burst into full flames before spinning into the sea. There were no survivors. The crew of Catalina were:
29/02/2020 Sgt. Robert Anthony Laverty At 0850 approximately, the Catalina approached the convoy. At 0910 when the first of 2 ships (SS Grange Park and SS Prins Harold) were hit by torpedoes from a U-boat.
29/02/2020 Sgt. Robert Anthony Laverty On 20th November 1942, Sergeant Robert Laverty was on board a Catalina (Serial No FP153) when it took off on an anti-submarine patrol escorting a convoy KMS-3 which had sailed from the Clyde some days earlier. There were 53 ships in the convoy.
29/02/2020 Sgt. Robert Anthony Laverty Squadron records show that Robert flew a total of seven sorties. All sorties were antisubmarine patrols escorting convoys either in the Atlantic or Mediterranean.
29/02/2020 Sgt. Robert Anthony Laverty On 18th October Robert Laverty was posted to 202 Squadron, based in Gibraltar. 202 Squadron were flying Catalina flying boats from Gibraltar on anti-submarine patrols, escorting the main convoys sailing from the UK to North Africa.
29/02/2020 Sgt. Robert Anthony Laverty On 13th June 1942 he was promoted to Flight Sergeant and qualified as an Air Gunner. Five days later Robert finally joined 235 Squadron of Coastal Command flying Beaufighters VI’s from Docking in Norfolk. The Beaufighters were used for attacking shipping off the Dutch coast.
29/02/2020 Sgt. Robert Anthony Laverty All these postings were for aircrew training.
29/02/2020 Sgt. Robert Anthony Laverty On 7th February 1942 he was posted to Tactical Training Unit at Abbotsinch and to No. 9 Air Gunnery School (Llandwrog) and No. 9 AFU (Hulavington) on 13th June 1942.
29/02/2020 Sgt. Robert Anthony Laverty After a year with 35 Squadron Robert was transferred to 1652 Unit (Marston Moor) on 31st December 1941.
29/02/2020 Sgt. Robert Anthony Laverty After training, Robert qualified as Flight Mechanic Airframes (AC2) and was posted to 35 Squadron on 20th December 1940 at Linton-on-Ouse.
29/02/2020 Sgt. Robert Anthony Laverty In April 1940 Robert decided to run away from school to join the RAF. He enlisted in the RAFVR at Padigate on 22 April 1940, aged 16, as an Aircraftsman/Flight Mechanic (AC1).
29/02/2020 Sgt. Robert Anthony Laverty In 1938 he went to study at Armagh College.
29/02/2020 Sgt. Robert Anthony Laverty Robert attended Aughanlig school on the Armagh side of Charlemont.
29/02/2020 Sgt. Robert Anthony Laverty It was in this uncertain financial environment that young Robert Laverty grew up. He was a lively child and had a love of animals and anything mechanical.
29/02/2020 Sgt. Robert Anthony Laverty The Laverty family were well known as international horse dealers and breeders. The family had supplied horses to European armies for over 100 years including some of those used by the Light Brigade in the Crimea. Robert Laverty (senior) with his brother had travelled to Russia before the First World War to sell horses to the Czar for his Imperial Cavalry. However, family fortunes changed dramatically in July 1921 when the Laverty brothers entered into an agreement with John Panagolopolous and Co of Athens who were contractors to the Greek Government. The agreement was to supply 3000 horses for the Greek Army. Two lots were shipped and paid for but the final lot was held up because of a disagreement between the contractor and the Greek Government. This resulted in the Laverty family having to pay all their creditors without receiving payment themselves. Despite long legal battles the case was never resolved and the Laverty family faced severe financial difficulties for the following thirty years.
29/02/2020 Sgt. Robert Anthony Laverty Robert Anthony Laverty was born on 2 January 1924 in Moy. Co. Tyrone. He was the fifth of eight children
29/02/2020 Sgt. Robert Anthony Laverty Robert Anthony Laverty was the son of Robert and Sarah Laverty.
28/02/2020 Wl Op Samuel John Lytle 02271
28/02/2020 Wl Op Samuel John Lytle Erected by Rachel Lytle of Coalisland in memory of her husband Robert K Lytle, who died 26th June 1895 aged 40 years. Also his mother, Margaret Lytle who died 3rd January 1902 aged 80 years. Also Dora Lytle died 19th July 1932, aged 5 months. Also Rachel, widow of Robert K Lytle, died 17th January 1935, aged 76 years. William R K Lytle died 13th October 1943, aged 56 years. Ruby Mullan died 12th January 1945, aged 38 years. Also Samuel John, Flight Sergeant R.A.F., youngest son of John S Lytle, killed in action 8th July 1941 aged 20 years. Kezia Matilda Lytle died 15th March 1952. John Samuel Lytle died 31st March 1958. ‘Not lost but gone before’
28/02/2020 Wl Op Samuel John Lytle Family grave in Brackaville Parish Church, C of Ireland
28/02/2020 Wl Op Samuel John Lytle Flight Sergeant Samuel John Lytle is also commemorated on the family headstone in Brackaville Parish Church of Ireland in Coalisland, County Tyrone.
28/02/2020 Wl Op Samuel John Lytle Flight Sergeant Samuel John Lytle is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial
28/02/2020 Wl Op Samuel John Lytle Flight Sergeant Samuel John Lytle is buried at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery in Germany.
28/02/2020 Wl Op Samuel John Lytle Flight Sergeant Samuel John Lytle was part of the four man crew of the Hampden. The other crew were: Sergeant A W Wilson, Sergeant H D Makenzie and Sergeant LA Soutar.
28/02/2020 Wl Op Samuel John Lytle On the night of the 8th July 1941, Flight Sergeant Samuel Lyttle was on board a Hampden I (Serial No AD840) when it set out on a night raid over Hamm, Germany. The aircraft failed to return and was presumed shot down.
28/02/2020 Wl Op Samuel John Lytle By July 1941, Flight Sergeant (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner) Samuel Lyttle was serving with 44 Squadron.
28/02/2020 Wl Op Samuel John Lytle Samuel served with the Royal Air Force in World War Two.
28/02/2020 Wl Op Samuel John Lytle Samuel John Lytle was the son of John S Lytle. He was born about 1921.
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27/02/2020 A/Sub Lt Frederick David Lutton 02267
27/02/2020 A/Sub Lt Frederick David Lutton The CWGC record Acting Sub Lieutenant (E) as the son of Joshua and Mary Elizabeth Lutton of Dungannon, County Tyrone.
27/02/2020 A/Sub Lt Frederick David Lutton Fredrick Lutton is commemorated locally on Moy War Memorial as F J Lutton.
27/02/2020 A/Sub Lt Frederick David Lutton Acting Sub Lieutenant Frederick Lutton has no known grave and is commemorated on Panel 4 of the Liverpool Naval Memorial.
27/02/2020 A/Sub Lt Frederick David Lutton HMS St Briac hit a mine and sank, leaving a total of 47 dead including Acting Sub Lieutenant Frederick Lutton.
27/02/2020 A/Sub Lt Frederick David Lutton On 12th March 1942, Acting Sub Lieutenant Lutton was on board HMS St Briac. Just before 1500 hours, Captain Rupert Lubbock sent a distress signal to say that the vessel had broken down in a south-easterly gale and was drifting towards a British minefield, 20 miles off Arbroath.
27/02/2020 A/Sub Lt Frederick David Lutton S.S. St Briac was a British Passenger Vessel built in 1924 for the Southern Railway Company. The ship was taken into service by the Royal Navy in June 1941. It served as a Fleet Air Arm target ship.
27/02/2020 A/Sub Lt Frederick David Lutton By 1942 Acting Sub Lieutenant Frederick Lutton was serving on board HMS St Briac.
27/02/2020 A/Sub Lt Frederick David Lutton Frederick Lutton served with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve in World War Two.
27/02/2020 A/Sub Lt Frederick David Lutton Known family: Joshua Lutton, Mary Elizabeth Lutton, Annie Lutton (born 3rd February 1908), John Lutton (born 22nd March 1909), Gladys Lutton (born 28th March 1913), Frederick David Lutton (born 25th October 1915).
27/02/2020 A/Sub Lt Frederick David Lutton Frederick David Lutton was born on 25th October 1915 in the Benburb / Moy area. He was one of at least four children.
27/02/2020 A/Sub Lt Frederick David Lutton The 1911 census lists the family at house 4 in Culkeeran, Moy, County Tyrone. Joshua Lutton was an agricultural labourer.
27/02/2020 A/Sub Lt Frederick David Lutton Frederick David Lutton was the second son of Joshua and Mary Elizabeth Lutton. Joshua Lutton and Mary Elizabeth Wylie were married about 1907.
27/02/2020 Lead Airc Thomas F Crozier Lucas The CWGC record Leading Aircraftman Thomas Francis Crozier Lucas as the son of the Rev John Henry Lucas and Anna E Lucas of The Rectory, Moy, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
27/02/2020 Lead Airc Thomas F Crozier Lucas There is a C J Lucas listed on Moy War Memorial. It is suspected that this is in fact Thomas Lucas as no details have been found regarding a C J Lucas.
27/02/2020 Lead Airc Thomas F Crozier Lucas Leading Aircraftman Thomas Francis Crozier Lucas was buried in Mount Royal Cemetery in Montreal.
27/02/2020 Lead Airc Thomas F Crozier Lucas The occupants of the second plane, Instructor E L Taylor and Leading Aircraftsman J E Hockey landed their plane safely and escaped injury.
27/02/2020 Lead Airc Thomas F Crozier Lucas The civilian instructor of Leading Aircraftman Thomas Lucas’ aircraft, Edward Leslie Baxter, was seriously injured.
27/02/2020 Lead Airc Thomas F Crozier Lucas Leading Aircraftman Thomas Francis Crozier Lucas was killed instantly in the accident.
27/02/2020 Lead Airc Thomas F Crozier Lucas On 5th December 1940, Leading Aircraftman Thomas Lucas was training in a two man dual instruction aircraft on approach to land at Maldon. Whilst in the process of landing, his aircraft collided with a Finch 4420, which was also completing a training run. They approached the field together and had almost touched the ground when they collided.
27/02/2020 Lead Airc Thomas F Crozier Lucas In late 1940, Thomas Lucas was a student pilot at the Royal Canadian Air Force Training School in Malton, Toronto.
27/02/2020 Lead Airc Thomas F Crozier Lucas Thomas enlisted with the Royal Canadian Air Force.
27/02/2020 Lead Airc Thomas F Crozier Lucas It seems Thomas emigrated to Canada.
27/02/2020 Lead Airc Thomas F Crozier Lucas Thomas Francis Crozier Lucas was born on 9th February 1912 in the Markethill area. He was the youngest of six children.
27/02/2020 Lead Airc Thomas F Crozier Lucas Known family: John Henry Lucas, Anne Elizabeth Lucas, Annie Sarah Jane Lucas (born 21st June 1902, Omagh), Maureen Eleanor Matilda Lucas (born 10th January 1904, Omagh), Maud Alecia Griffith Lucas (born 21st July 1905, Omagh), John Edward Griffith Lucas (born 6th March 1907, Omagh), William Henry Seymour Lucas (born 9th April 1909, Markethill).
27/02/2020 Lead Airc Thomas F Crozier Lucas The 1911 census lists the family at house 9 in Lisnagat, Glenanne, County Armagh.
27/02/2020 Lead Airc Thomas F Crozier Lucas The 1910 Ulster Towns Directory lists Rev J H Lucas at Lisnagat Rectory, Markethill. County Armagh.
27/02/2020 Lead Airc Thomas F Crozier Lucas Thomas Lucas was the youngest son of Rev John Henry and Anne Elizabeth Lucas. of Rev John Henry and Anne Elizabeth Griffith were married on 27th December 1899 in the district of Armagh.
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27/02/2020 Lead Airc Thomas F Crozier Lucas Thomas F C Lucas, 28, student pilot at the Royal Canadian Air Force Training School, Malton, was instantly killed yesterday when the plane in which he was taking dual instruction collided with another plane as they were landing at the airfield. Edward Leslie Baxter, his instructor was seriously injured and taken to St Michael’s Hospital. He is suffering from concussion, possible internal injuries and lacerations of the body. Occupants of the second plane, Instructor E L Taylor and Leading Aircraftsman J E Hockey landed their plane safely and escaped injury. Lucas’ plane was badly damaged. It is not known who was at the controls of the first plane. A court of enquiry will be held. Squadron Leader David Harding, in command of the station, said it was the first accident to occur at the Malton school since it opened in the spring. Both planes were elementary fleet trainers. They approached the field together and had almost touched the ground when they collided.
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27/02/2020 Lead Airc Thomas F Crozier Lucas From an unknown Canadian newspaper dated 6th December 1940: Planes Collide, Pilot Killed – Second Hurt in Mishap at Malton School – Two Others Escape
25/02/2020 Pte. Thomas Kirk The CWGC record Private Thomas Kirk as the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Kirk of Dungannon, County Tyrone.
25/02/2020 Pte. Thomas Kirk Private Thomas Kirk is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial and on on the WW2 stained glass window in St Anne’s Church of Ireland, Dungannon.
25/02/2020 Pte. Thomas Kirk Private Thomas Kirk is buried at St. Manvieu War Cemetery in Cheux. His inscription reads: WHEN SLEEP FORSAKES OUR EYES OUR THOUGHTS ARE HERE WHERE OUR DEAR BROTHER LIES
25/02/2020 Pte. Thomas Kirk Private Thomas Kirk died in France on 26th June 1944, presumably during the battle for the village of Cheux. He was 19 years old.
25/02/2020 Pte. Thomas Kirk The 2nd Battalion remained in the United Kingdom until it was sent overseas, to France, in June 1944. The battalion fought in the Battle of Normandy in Operation Epsom and the Second Battle of the Odon. During Operation Epsom. The 2nd Battalion, The Glasgow Highlanders lost 12 officers and sustained nearly 200 casualties, mainly around the hotly contested village of Cheux. Total strength of this battalion was approximately 35 officers and 786 other ranks; thus one day's losses amounted to 34% of their officers and nearly 25% of the entire rifle battalion.
25/02/2020 Pte. Thomas Kirk In the spring and summer of 1939, the Territorial Army was ordered to be doubled in size, in order to meet the threat of Nazi Germany. As a result, the 1st Battalion raised a duplicate unit, the 2nd Battalion which was assigned to the 46th (Highland) Infantry Brigade.
25/02/2020 Pte. Thomas Kirk By 1944, Private Thomas Kirk was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Glasgow Highlanders, Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment).
25/02/2020 Pte. Thomas Kirk Thomas Kirk was born about 1925.
25/02/2020 Pte. Thomas Kirk Thomas Kirk was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Kirk.
24/02/2020 Fireman Hugh A Laverty The CWGC record Fireman Hugh A Laverty as the son of Bernard and Margaret Laverty of Moy, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
24/02/2020 Fireman Hugh A Laverty Fireman Hugh Laverty has no known grave and is commemorated on Panel 20 of the Tower Hill Memorial in London.
24/02/2020 Fireman Hugh A Laverty Three crew members were lost in the attack. Fireman Hugh Laverty was one of those killed.
24/02/2020 Fireman Hugh A Laverty Four hours later, the captain of HMS Petunia, Lieutenant Commander G V Legassisk, ordered the crew to abandon ship, even though the captain of the British Gunner reported that his ship could be towed to port.
24/02/2020 Fireman Hugh A Laverty At 06.24 hours on 24th February 1941 the British Gunner, in convoy OB-289 travelling from Swansea to Aruba in Venezuela, was hit by a single torpedo from a U-boat 273 miles north-west of Cape Wrath, off the north coast of Scotland.
24/02/2020 Fireman Hugh A Laverty By June 1941, he was serving as a fireman on the merchant ship S.S. British Gunner. A fireman was a stoker in the engine room.
24/02/2020 Fireman Hugh A Laverty Hugh Laverty was with the Merchant Navy in World War Two.
24/02/2020 Fireman Hugh A Laverty There was a Hugh Laverty born on 10th December 1917 in the Benburb area, whose mother’s maiden name was Carlin. However, no marriage record can be found on GRONI from that time regarding a Laverty and Carlin, so it can be confirmed that it is the same Hugh Laverty.
24/02/2020 Fireman Hugh A Laverty Hugh Laverty was the son of Bernard and Margaret Laverty. Hugh Laverty was born about 1919.
24/02/2020 Sgt. Willam George Lavelle The CWGC record Sergeant William George Lavelle as the son of Moses and Martha Lavelle, of Augher, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
24/02/2020 Sgt. Willam George Lavelle Sergeant William Lavelle is also commemorated on the Garigliano Memorial in the Inniskillings Museum in Enniskillen.
24/02/2020 Sgt. Willam George Lavelle Sergeant Lavelle is commemorated locally on Clogher War Memorial.
24/02/2020 Sgt. Willam George Lavelle Sergeant Lavelle is buried in Minturno War Cemetery. His inscription reads UNTIL THE DAY BREAK AND THE SHADOWS FLEE AWAY.
24/02/2020 Sgt. Willam George Lavelle Sergeant Lavelle was killed in action on 17th January 1944 in this engagement.
24/02/2020 Sgt. Willam George Lavelle The 2nd Inniskillings took part in the Battle of Garigliano which began on 17th January 1944. Their task was to cross the river using boats, clear the bridgehead of enemy posts, and then, having waited for an artillery barrage, assault Massia Rossi farm and a German held feature on the German winter defensive position known as the Gustav Line, which stretched from the river Garigliano in the west to the Sangro in the east. Despite the care in preparing for the battle, several mishaps which might have led to disaster were rectified by skilful improvisation as the battle developed. The main problem at first was that the unit responsible failed to produce the boats for the Inniskillings by the correct time. A Company eventually crossed and, with very heavy casualties, attacked the farm which it captured at bayonet point. By 0530 on 18th January 1944 when the battalion was deployed for the next phase of the attack, an enemy shell struck Battalion Headquarters and caused many casualties. The attack, covered by a massive barrage, continued. By noon C Company had captured its objective on the Gustav line. The success of the Inniskillings attack resulted in an 800-metre breach in the enemy's defences. Various enemy counter attacks occurred in the early hours of 19 January, but, with heavy losses on both sides, the Inniskillings repulsed the Germans and secured their newly won positions.
24/02/2020 Sgt. Willam George Lavelle By 1944, Sergeant William George Lavelle was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in Italy.
24/02/2020 Sgt. Willam George Lavelle Known family: Moses Lavelle, Martha Lavelle, Edna Elizabeth Lavelle (born 18th March 1907), Frances Charlotte Lavelle (born 25th November 1908), Robert Alexander Lavelle (born 2nd April 1910), William George Lavelle (born 8th June 1911), Thomas Lavelle (born 22nd October 1912), Caroline Lavelle (born 19th February 1914, died 13th December 1915, age 1), Caroline Lavelle (born 10th December 1917), Johnston Lavelle (born 22nd July 1919)
24/02/2020 Sgt. Willam George Lavelle William George Lavelle was born on 8th June 1911. He was one of eight children, all born in the Clogher area.
24/02/2020 Sgt. Willam George Lavelle The 1911 census lists the family at house 12 in Cullenbrone, Favor Royal, County Tyrone. Moses Lavelle was a general labourer.
24/02/2020 Sgt. Willam George Lavelle William George Lavelle was the son of Moses and Martha Lavelle. Moses Lavelle and Martha Burton were married on 10th November 1903 in the district of Omagh.
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23/02/2020 Sgt. John Porter Langlands 02263
22/02/2020 Sgt. John Porter Langlands The CWGC record Sergeant (Navigator) John Porter Langlands as the son of John Baxter Langlands and Winifred Langlands of Dungannon.
22/02/2020 Sgt. John Porter Langlands Sergeant John Langlands is also commemorated on the Belfast Royal Academical Institution Roll of Honour for the pre-World War II Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
22/02/2020 Sgt. John Porter Langlands Sergeant John Langlands is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
22/02/2020 Sgt. John Porter Langlands Sergeant John Langlands’ remains were brought home to Dungannon and he was buried in Drumcoo Cemetery in Dungannon. His inscription reads: AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
22/02/2020 Sgt. John Porter Langlands Two of the three man were killed in the accident. The other man to die was Sgt (Pilot) Bristow Tulley (NZ416558), who was buried in Carlisle.
22/02/2020 Sgt. John Porter Langlands On 9th March 1943, Sergeant John Porter Langlands was navigator on Beaufighter aircraft (Serial No EL359) when it stalled and crashed on approach, three miles east of Brampton Aerodrome, north of Luton.
22/02/2020 Sgt. John Porter Langlands Sergeant John Porter Langlands served with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in World War Two.
22/02/2020 Sgt. John Porter Langlands John Porter Langlands attended Belfast Royal Academical Institution (Inst) in Belfast.
22/02/2020 Sgt. John Porter Langlands Known family: John Baxter Langlands, Winifred Langlands, John Porter Langlands (born 29th November 1918).
22/02/2020 Sgt. John Porter Langlands John Porter Langlands was born in Dungannon on 29th November 1918.
22/02/2020 Sgt. John Porter Langlands John Porter Langlands was the son of John Baxter and Winifred Langlands. John Langlands and Winifred Milligan were married on 12th September 1917 in the Dungannon area.
22/02/2020 Sgt. John Porter Langlands The 1911 census has a possible listing of John Porter Langlands at house 5 in Park Road (West), Dungannon. John is listed as an iron monger.
22/02/2020 Sgt. John Porter Langlands According to 1910 Ulster Towns Directory, John Langlands & Sons were ironmongers and seed merchants operating from Church Street in Dungannon.
22/02/2020 L/Corp Thomas Patrick Lambert The CWGC record Lance Corporal Thomas Patrick Lambert as the son of William and Helena Lambert. He is also recorded as the husband of Bridget M E Lambert of Dungannon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
22/02/2020 L/Corp Thomas Patrick Lambert Lance Corporal Thomas Patrick Lambert is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
22/02/2020 L/Corp Thomas Patrick Lambert Lance Corporal Lambert has no known grave and is commemorated on Panel 6 of the Cassino Memorial in Italy.
22/02/2020 L/Corp Thomas Patrick Lambert It is presumed that Lance Corporal Thomas Patrick Lambert died during the Battle of the Garigliano (17-18 January 1944) in which the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers suffered heavy casualties. However, Lance Corporal Lambert is not listed on the Garigliano Memorial in the Inniskillings Museum.
22/02/2020 L/Corp Thomas Patrick Lambert Lance Corporal Thomas Patrick Lambert was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died on 18th January 1944, age 24.
22/02/2020 L/Corp Thomas Patrick Lambert Thomas was the husband of Bridget M E Lambert.
22/02/2020 L/Corp Thomas Patrick Lambert Thomas Patrick Lambert was born about 1920.
22/02/2020 L/Corp Thomas Patrick Lambert Thomas Patrick Lambert was the son of William and Helena Lambert.
21/02/2020 Gnr Joseph Kirk Gunner Joseph Kirk is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial and on Castlecaulfield Church of Ireland WWII Roll of Honour.
21/02/2020 Gnr Joseph Kirk The CWGC record Gunner Joseph Kirk as the son of Samuel and Thomasena Kirk of Drumreany, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
21/02/2020 Gnr Joseph Kirk Gunner Joseph Kirk is buried in Benghazi War Cemetery in Libya.
21/02/2020 Gnr Joseph Kirk Gunner Joseph Kirk died on 6th December 1942.
21/02/2020 Gnr Joseph Kirk By 8th December 1942, the Division was once again in the front line, and 152 preparing to attack. The village of Mersa Brega was reported as having been developed by the enemy into a very strong position. It was a kind of bottleneck with high ground all round which dominated the whole area. No-man's-land was some 5000 yards in width and the enemy had sewn it with thousands of mines, both anti-tank and anti-personnel. Owing to the fact that forward landing-grounds were not yet complete, the Division had no fighter cover, so that German planes were more troublesome than usual. It's likely that 40 LAA Regt were forward to deal with the fighter threat and quite possibly attacked.
21/02/2020 Gnr Joseph Kirk The 8th Army, which included the 40th L.A.A, were in the area around El Alamein in October 1942.
21/02/2020 Gnr Joseph Kirk Gunner Joseph Kirk was serving with 140 Battery, 40th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment of the Royal Artillery.
21/02/2020 Gnr Joseph Kirk Joseph Kirk was the son of Samuel and Thomasena Kirk. Joseph Kirk was born about 1923.
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21/02/2020 Sgt. David Hugh Kerrigan The CWGC record Sergeant David Hugh Kerrigan as the son of John and E Kerrigan of Fivemiletown, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
21/02/2020 Sgt. David Hugh Kerrigan Sergeant David Kerrigan is listed on page 105 of the Fivemiletown War Dead Book by Mark Byers. Sergeant Kerrigan’s parents are said to have lived at Camgart, Clabby.
21/02/2020 Sgt. David Hugh Kerrigan Sergeant David Kerrigan is commemorated locally on Fivemiletown War Memorial and on the World War Two Memorial Plaque in St Margaret’s Parish Church, Clabby.
21/02/2020 Sgt. David Hugh Kerrigan Sergeant David Hugh Kerrigan is buried in Bayeux War Cemetery in Normandy, France.
21/02/2020 Sgt. David Hugh Kerrigan Sergeant David Hugh Kerrigan was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment when he was killed in action on 26th August 1944.
21/02/2020 Sgt. David Hugh Kerrigan Sergeant David Hugh Kerrigan was commanding 12 Platoon, B Company of 1st Battalion Worcestershire Regiment as they fought along the Route de Magny, Vernon crossing the River Seine.
21/02/2020 Sgt. David Hugh Kerrigan After the D-Day landings in June 1944, the 1st Battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment landed in Normandy on 22nd June 1944.
21/02/2020 Sgt. David Hugh Kerrigan David Hugh Kerrigan served with the Worcestershire Regiment in World War Two.
21/02/2020 Sgt. David Hugh Kerrigan Known family: John Kerrigan, Elizabeth Kerrigan, Robert James Kerrigan (born 19th March 1902, Enniskillen), Annie Kerrigan (born 1st October 1903, Enniskillen), Elizabeth Kerrigan (born 29th March 1905, Enniskillen), William John Kerrigan (born 15th December 1906, Fivemiletown), Mary Ellen Kerrigan (born 5th March 1909, Fivemiletown), Thomas Henry Kerrigan (born 13th March 1911, Fivemiletown), David Hugh Kerrigan (born 10th February 1913, Fivemiletown), Samuel Kerrigan (born 30th January 1915, Fivemiletown).
21/02/2020 Sgt. David Hugh Kerrigan David Kerrigan was born on 10th February 1913 in the Ballygawley area. He was one of at least eight children.
21/02/2020 Sgt. David Hugh Kerrigan The 1911 census lists the family living at house 6.2 in Tullyquin Glebe, Aghintain, County Tyrone. His father was a farm labourer.
21/02/2020 Sgt. David Hugh Kerrigan Around 1905 the family moved to the Fivemiletown area
21/02/2020 Sgt. David Hugh Kerrigan David Hugh Kerrigan was the son of John and Elizabeth Kerrigan. John Kerrigan and Elizabeth Credden were married on 22nd May 1901 in the district of Fermanagh.
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20/02/2020 Gnr Hubert Kyle The CWGC record Gunner Hubert Kyle as the son of Robert and Jennie Kyle of Clogher, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
20/02/2020 Gnr Hubert Kyle Gunner Hubert Kyle is commemorated locally on Clogher War Memorial.
20/02/2020 Gnr Hubert Kyle Gunner H Kyle is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery in Japan. His inscription reads: HIS LIFE A BEAUTIFUL MEMORY HIS DEATH A SILENT SORROW.
20/02/2020 Gnr Hubert Kyle Gunner Hubert Kyle was with 7 Battery, part of the 5th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (H.A.A.) when he died of acute colitis in Sakurajima Prisoner of War camp (Os-04D) on 14th March 1944.
20/02/2020 Gnr Hubert Kyle Gunner Hubert Kyle became a Japanese prisoner of war.
20/02/2020 Gnr Hubert Kyle Hubert Kyle served with the Royal Artillery in World War Two.
20/02/2020 Gnr Hubert Kyle The 1911 census lists the family at house 1 in Townagh, Aghintain, County Tyrone, Townagh lies north-west of Clogher. His father was not listed, but his mother was not a widow.
20/02/2020 Gnr Hubert Kyle Known family: Robert Kyle, Jennie Kyle, Alecia Kyle (born about 1906), Hector /Herbert Kyle (born 25th July 1907), Kathleen Kyle (born 10th February 1909), Hubert Kyle (born 18th September 1911).
20/02/2020 Gnr Hubert Kyle Hubert Kyle was born on 18th September 1911. He was one of at least four children, all born in the Clogher – Fivemiletown area.
20/02/2020 Gnr Hubert Kyle Hubert Kyle was the son of Robert and Jennie Kyle. Robert Kyle and Jeanie Thompson were married on 10th May 1906 in the district of Dungannon.
19/02/2020 Fusilier Thomas David Kerr Fusilier Thomas David Kerr is listed on page 79 of the Ballygawley War Dead book.
19/02/2020 Fusilier Thomas David Kerr The CWGC record Fusilier Thomas David Kerr as the son of John Kerr and of Elizabeth Kerr of Ballygawley, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
19/02/2020 Fusilier Thomas David Kerr Fusilier Thomas David Kerr is buried in Leros War Cemetery His inscription reads: GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
19/02/2020 Fusilier Thomas David Kerr Fusilier Thomas David Kerr is believed to be have been killed in the fighting on 14th November 1943.
19/02/2020 Fusilier Thomas David Kerr The German landings began on 12th November, and forced the capitulation of the 3,000 allied forces after only four days.
19/02/2020 Fusilier Thomas David Kerr On 29th September 1943, the Italian garrison in Leros was strengthened by the 2nd Battalion. Leros is a small Greek island off the west coast of Turkey.
19/02/2020 Fusilier Thomas David Kerr Fusilier Thomas David Kerr served with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers in World War Two.
19/02/2020 Fusilier Thomas David Kerr Thomas David Kerr was the son of John and Elizabeth Kerr. He was born about 1911.
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17/02/2020 L/Corp James Kane Lance Corporal Kane is listed on pages 106 and 107 of the Fivemiletown War Dead book. The photo of Lance Corporal Kane is taken from there. Many thanks to Mark Byers, author of the Fivemiletown War Dead book, for the information and images provided.
17/02/2020 L/Corp James Kane Lance Corporal Kane is commemorated locally on Fivemiletown War Memorial.
17/02/2020 L/Corp James Kane Lance Corporal James Kane is buried in Milsbeek War Cemetery in the Netherlands.
17/02/2020 L/Corp James Kane At the time of his death his wife, Lolo Kane, lived in Clapham, London. His sister Sarah was married and living in Accrington, England.
17/02/2020 L/Corp James Kane Lance Corporal James Kane was serving with the 3rd Battalion of the Irish Guards when he was killed in action on 21st February 1945 in Germany.
17/02/2020 L/Corp James Kane They encountered extremely strong enemy opposition, coming under heavy mortar and shell fire and were ordered to withdraw. Thirty seven soldiers of the 3rd Battalion were killed in action on this day.
17/02/2020 L/Corp James Kane On 21st February 1945, the 3rd Battalion of the Irish Guards were in Germany, south of Nijmegen on the German – Dutch border. They attacked southwards from the village of Hassum towards Schanz.
17/02/2020 L/Corp James Kane In World War Two, the Irish Guards fought in France, Norway, North Africa and Italy.
17/02/2020 L/Corp James Kane James Kane joined the army about 1931. He enlisted in the Irish Guards and family members recall he did Guard duty at Buckingham Palace.
17/02/2020 L/Corp James Kane James Kane was born on 14th May 1911 in the Fivemiletown area. He was one of at least four children, all born in the Fivemiletown area.
17/02/2020 L/Corp James Kane James Kane was born on 14th May 1911 in the Fivemiletown area. He was one of at least four children, all born in the Fivemiletown area.
17/02/2020 L/Corp James Kane The 1911 census lists the family as living at house 8 in Timpany, Fivemiletown, County Tyrone.
17/02/2020 L/Corp James Kane Patrick Kane was an agricultural labourer who moved around the Fivemiletown area, working for various farmers.
17/02/2020 L/Corp James Kane The 1901 census lists the family as living at house 1.1 in Tullyquinn Glebe, Aghintain, County Tyrone. Patrick Kane was an agricultural labourer.
17/02/2020 L/Corp James Kane James Kane was the son of Patrick and Mary Kane. Patrick Kane and Mary McCarron were married on 10th May 1898 in the district of Dungannon.
16/02/2020 Fusilier William James Gillespie Many thanks to Mark Byers, author of the Fivemiletown War Dead book, for the information and images provided.
16/02/2020 Fusilier William James Gillespie GILLESPIE - Killed in action in Belgium, May 1940, previously reported missing, William James Gillespie, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, fifth son of the late Thomas and Alice Gillespie, Fivemiletown.
16/02/2020 Fusilier William James Gillespie From the Impartial Reporter dated 17th July 1941: Roll of Honour
15/02/2020 Fusilier William James Gillespie The CWGC record Fusilier William James Gillespie as the son of Thomas and Alice Gillespie. He is also recorded as the husband of Margaret Gillespie of Belfast.
15/02/2020 Fusilier William James Gillespie Fusilier William Gillespie is commemorated locally on Fivemiletown War Memorial.
15/02/2020 Fusilier William James Gillespie William’s brothers David and Samuel also served in World War Two. Both survived the war.
15/02/2020 Fusilier William James Gillespie Fusilier William Gillespie is buried at the Heverlee Military Cemetery at Leuven to the East of Brussels.
15/02/2020 Fusilier William James Gillespie Fusilier William James Gillespie was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was killed in action in Belgium on 19th May 1940.
15/02/2020 Fusilier William James Gillespie The Royal Irish Fusiliers were part of the rear guard actions during the retreat towards the beaches at Dunkirk. During these actions Billy was initially believed to be missing.
15/02/2020 Fusilier William James Gillespie William James Gillespie served with the Royal Irish Fusiliers in World War Two.
15/02/2020 Fusilier William James Gillespie William was the husband of Margaret Gillespie.
15/02/2020 Fusilier William James Gillespie William’s mother died on 24th November 1918. William was eleven years old.
15/02/2020 Fusilier William James Gillespie The 1911 census lists William James as age 4, living with the family at house 1 in Tattynuckle. Corralongford, County Fermanagh.
15/02/2020 Fusilier William James Gillespie Known family: Thomas Gillespie, Alice Gillespie, Thomas John Gillespie (born about 1902), Isabella Jane Gillespie (born 8th March 1903, Clogher), Robert George Gillespie (born 11th May 1904, Tempo), Sarah Anne Gillespie (born 26th June 1905, Tempo), William James Gillespie (born 17th March 1907, Fivemiletown), Allan Gillespie (born 25th December 1908, Fivemiletown), Albert Mark Gillespie (born 21st May 1910, Brookeborough), Samuel Gillespie (born 8th November 1914, Brookeborough), Herbert Gillespie (born 6th September 1916, Brookeborough).
15/02/2020 Fusilier William James Gillespie William James Gillespie was born on 17th March 1907 in Fivemiletown. His birth details record that his parents were living in the Ballyrodden area. Thomas Gillespie was a tailor. He was one of nine children.
15/02/2020 Fusilier William James Gillespie William James Gillespie was the son of Thomas and Alice Gillespie. Thomas Gillespie and Sarah Mackins were married on 4th April 1902 in the district of Dungannon.
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15/02/2020 Fusilier Michael John Herron Many thanks to Tony Buckley of www.asiawargraves.com who has supplied the images of the Rangoon Memorial.
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14/02/2020 L/Corp Samuel Campbell Campbell, Samuel, Acting Lance Corporal, H35434, Mrs Martha Elizabeth Campbell (wife), 824 College Avenue, Winnipeg
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14/02/2020 L/Corp Samuel Campbell From the Winnipeg Evening Tribune, dated 11th December 1942-12-11 (Page 3) - Saskatchewan Regiment - Killed at Dieppe
14/02/2020 L/Corp Samuel Campbell News has been received from Canada by Mr and Mrs James Campbell, Crieve, Fivemiletown, that their son, Lance Corporal Samuel Campbell, of the Canadian Forces, has been killed in action. Lance Corporal Campbell went to Canada about 17 years ago, and was married there.
14/02/2020 L/Corp Samuel Campbell From the Impartial Reporter, unknown date in 1942: Killed in action
14/02/2020 L/Corp Samuel Campbell Lance Corporal Samuel Campbell is listed on page 100 and 101 of the Fivemiletown book, from which most of these details come from. Many thanks to Mark Byers for the information.
14/02/2020 L/Corp Samuel Campbell The CWGC record Lance Corporal Samuel Campbell as the husband of Martha Elizabeth Campbell of St Vital, Manitoba, Canada.
14/02/2020 L/Corp Samuel Campbell Lance Corporal Samuel Campbell is listed on Gimli War Memorial, in the town of Gimli, north of Winnipeg in Canada.
14/02/2020 L/Corp Samuel Campbell Lance Corporal Samuel Campbell is commemorated locally on Fivemiletown War Memorial.
14/02/2020 L/Corp Samuel Campbell Lance Corporal Samuel Campbell is buried in Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery in, Hautot-Sur-Mer, France.
14/02/2020 L/Corp Samuel Campbell Operation Jubilee, more commonly referred to as the Dieppe Raid, was an Allied assault on the German-occupied port of Dieppe, France on 19th August 1942. The main assault lasted less than six hours until strong German defences and mounting Allied losses forced its commanders to call a retreat. Over 6,000 infantrymen, predominantly Canadian, were supported by The Calgary Regiment of the 1st Canadian Tank Brigade and a strong force of Royal Navy and smaller Royal Air Force landing contingents. It involved 5,000 Canadians and 1,000 British troops. The raid was poorly planned and 3,623 of the 6,086 men who made it ashore were killed, wounded, or captured. The Royal Air Force failed to lure the Luftwaffe into open battle and lost 106 aircraft. The events at Dieppe influenced preparations for the North African (Operation Torch) and Normandy landings (Operation Overlord).
14/02/2020 L/Corp Samuel Campbell Lance Corporal Samuel Campbell was serving in Europe when he was killed in action at the Dieppe debacle on 19th August 1942.
14/02/2020 L/Corp Samuel Campbell Samuel Campbell served with the he South Saskatchewan Regiment, part of the Royal Canadian Infantry Corps (R.C.I.C.) during World War Two.
14/02/2020 L/Corp Samuel Campbell Mrs Martha Elizabeth Campbell was Samuel’s wife. At the time of his death, she was living at 824 College Avenue, Winnipeg.
14/02/2020 L/Corp Samuel Campbell On 18th April 1924, aged 19, he emigrated to Canada with his brother, Fred Campbell.
14/02/2020 L/Corp Samuel Campbell After leaving school Sam joined the Post Office, becoming a telegram delivery boy in Fivemiletown.
14/02/2020 L/Corp Samuel Campbell The 1911 census lists Sam as age 7, living with the family at house 2 in Cran, Cross, County Fermanagh. His father was a farmer.
14/02/2020 L/Corp Samuel Campbell Family: James Campbell, Sarah Campbell, John Campbell (born 6th February 1893), Thomas Campbell (born 5th August 1894), Margaret Campbell (born 1st August 1896), Mary Campbell (born 22nd May 1898), Edith Campbell (born 6th August 1900), Frederick Campbell (born 27th November 1902), Samuel Campbell (born 8th March 1905), Annie Campbell (born 25th February 1907), Kathleen Campbell (born 12th April 1910).
14/02/2020 L/Corp Samuel Campbell The 1901 census lists the family at house 2 in Tullyweel, Cross, County Fermanagh. James Campbell was a labourer.
14/02/2020 L/Corp Samuel Campbell Samuel Campbell was born 8th March 1905. He was one of nine children all born in the Brookeborough - Fivemiletown area.
14/02/2020 L/Corp Samuel Campbell Samuel Campbell was the son of James and Sarah Campbell. James Campbell and Sarah Thompson were married on 26th November 1891 in the district of Fermanagh.
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13/02/2020 Fusilier James Houston James Houston is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial and on the WW2 stained glass window in St Anne’s Church of Ireland, Dungannon.
13/02/2020 Fusilier James Houston Fusilier James Houston, along with the other men, were reburied on 8th July 1947 in Esquelmes War Cemetery in Hainaut, Belgium.
13/02/2020 Fusilier James Houston According to The CWGC Concentration Report, he was one of six men from the 2nd Inniskillings and 2nd Cameronians who were originally buried in Hollebeek Temporary Burial Ground.
13/02/2020 Fusilier James Houston Fusilier James Houston was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the French Belgium border on 1st June 1940. It was during the retreat to Dunkirk. He was 29 years old.
13/02/2020 Fusilier James Houston James Houston was born about 1913.
12/02/2020 Fusilier Michael John Herron The CWGC record Fusilier Michael John Herron as the son of Thomas and Catherine Hoey of Dungannon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
12/02/2020 Fusilier Michael John Herron Michael John Herron is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
12/02/2020 Fusilier Michael John Herron Fusilier Michael John Herron has no known grave and is commemorated on Face 11 of the Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar / Burma.
12/02/2020 Fusilier Michael John Herron Fusilier Michael John Herron was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died between 18th – 19th April 1942.
12/02/2020 Fusilier Michael John Herron Michael John Herron was the son of Thomas and Catherine Hoey. He was born about 1920.
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12/02/2020 Flt. Lieut Samuel Charles Hellard The CWGC record Flight Lieutenant Samuel Charles Hellard as the son of Edward W Hellard and of Mary Hellard of Dungannon, County Tyrone. He is laso recorded as the husband of Muriel J E Hellard of Norwich.
12/02/2020 Flt. Lieut Samuel Charles Hellard In loving memory of Edward W Hellard, died 26th January 1944; and his wife Mary, died 3rd June 1975. Also their son, Flt/Lt S C Hellard, RAF, died 29th August 1945, buried Celle, Hanover; and his wife, Muriel Jane Elizabeth, died 13th October 2001.
12/02/2020 Flt. Lieut Samuel Charles Hellard There is a family memorial headstone in Drumcoo Cemetery in Dungannon. It reads:
12/02/2020 Flt. Lieut Samuel Charles Hellard Flight Lieutenant Samuel Hellard is buried in Celle War Cemetery. Celle War Cemetery was the hospital cemetery of the 64th British Military Hospital and those buried here were mainly servicemen who died of wounds sustained during the last month or so of the war.
12/02/2020 Flt. Lieut Samuel Charles Hellard It seems he may have died of wounds (see below). It may be speculated that because he died in Germany and he was part of the Disarmament Wing, he may have been there dealing with unexploded bombs.
12/02/2020 Flt. Lieut Samuel Charles Hellard Flight Lieutenant Samuel Charles Hellard was serving with 8501 Air Disarmament Wing when he died on 28th August 08 1945 in Germany. He was 38 years old.
12/02/2020 Flt. Lieut Samuel Charles Hellard Flight Lieutenant Samuel Hellard was Mentioned in Despatches. This appears in the London Gazette on 1st January 1945.
12/02/2020 Flt. Lieut Samuel Charles Hellard Samuel Hellard served with the Royal Air Force in World War Two.
12/02/2020 Flt. Lieut Samuel Charles Hellard Samuel attended RAF Halton, which it seems was were RAF technical apprentices were trained.
12/02/2020 Flt. Lieut Samuel Charles Hellard Samuel Hellard was married to Muriel Jane Elizabeth Hellard.
12/02/2020 Flt. Lieut Samuel Charles Hellard No listing for the family can be found on the 1911 census.
12/02/2020 Flt. Lieut Samuel Charles Hellard Samuel Charles Hellard was the son of Edward W and Mary Hellard. He was born about 1907.
12/02/2020 L/Sgt William Alvin Hadden The CWGC record Lance Sergeant William Alvin Hadden as the son of Mr and Mrs David Hadden of Aughnacloy, County Tyrone.
12/02/2020 L/Sgt William Alvin Hadden Lance Sergeant William Alvin Hadden has no known grave and is commemorated on Face 19 of the Medjez-el-Bab Memorial in Tunisia.
12/02/2020 L/Sgt William Alvin Hadden The battalion diary from the attack gives ‘Special Mention’ to Fusilier Hadden – for sticking to a wounded man, although wounded himself, and eventually getting him back.
12/02/2020 L/Sgt William Alvin Hadden Lance Sergeant William Alvin Hadden was serving with the 6th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in the first attack on Two Tree Hill on 13th January 1943. Two Tree Hill is near Bou Arada, a small town in Tunisia.
12/02/2020 L/Sgt William Alvin Hadden William Alvin Hadden was the son of David Hadden. He was born about 1921.
11/02/2020 Pte. James Hackett The CWGC record Private James Hackett as the son of Patrick and Mary Ann Hackett of Fivemiletown, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
11/02/2020 Pte. James Hackett Private Hackett is listed on page 102 of the Fivemiletown book, from which most of these details come from. Many thanks to Mark Byers for the information.
11/02/2020 Pte. James Hackett Private Hackett is commemorated locally on Fivemiletown War Memorial.
11/02/2020 Pte. James Hackett Private Hackett is buried in Chungkai War Cemetery in Thailand. His inscription reads: OUR HOME IS DARK WITHOUT THEE WE MISS THEE EVERYWHERE. R.I.P.
11/02/2020 Pte. James Hackett Private James Hackett died of dysentery on on 13th February 1942 whilst a prisoner of war working on the Thailand-Burma railway.
11/02/2020 Pte. James Hackett Private James Hackett was serving with B Company, 2nd Battalion of the Cambridgeshire Regiment when he was captured by the Japanese.
11/02/2020 Pte. James Hackett James Hackett was the son of Patrick and Mary Ann Hackett.
11/02/2020 Pte. Thomas Arthur Grimley The CWGC record Private Thomas Arthur Grimley as the son of Patrick and Rose Grimley of Dungannon, County Tyrone.
11/02/2020 Pte. Thomas Arthur Grimley Private Thomas Arthur Grimley is commemorated locally on Moy War Memorial.
11/02/2020 Pte. Thomas Arthur Grimley Private Thomas Arthur Grimley is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery. His inscription reads: NOT JUST TO-DAY BUT EVERY DAY WE THINK AND PRAY FOR YOU. R.I.P.
11/02/2020 Pte. Thomas Arthur Grimley After the exhausted remnants of the 7th Battalion had been dispersed to hospitals all over India for treatment and rehabilitation, the Battalion re-formed at Bangalore. But so great had been the casualties sustained by it and 2nd Battalion, that it was decided that those in the 7th Battalion who were fit for service should be transferred to 2nd Battalion, and on 31st December 1944 the 7th Battalion ceased to exist.
11/02/2020 Pte. Thomas Arthur Grimley Private Thomas Arthur Grimley was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Leicestershire Regiment when he died in Burma on 25th July 1944.
11/02/2020 Pte. Thomas Arthur Grimley 73 soldiers of the 7th Battalion died between the start of Operation Thursday and the end of December. The fighting was hard and the battalion was dispersed.
11/02/2020 Pte. Thomas Arthur Grimley The 7th Battalion of the Leicestershire Regiment were part of Operation Thursday, an operation to retake Burma which started in March 1944. From India, the 7th Battalion made their way through the jungle of Burma.
11/02/2020 Pte. Thomas Arthur Grimley Known family: Patrick Grimley, Rose Grimley, Thomas Arthur Grimley (born about 1922).
11/02/2020 Pte. Thomas Arthur Grimley Thomas Arthur Grimley was the son of Patrick and Rose Grimley. He was born about 1922.
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10/02/2020 Capt Hubert Gough Greeves 02247
10/02/2020 Capt Hubert Gough Greeves Captain Hubert Greeves is commemorated locally on Moy War Memorial and on the Queen's University War Memorial.
10/02/2020 Capt Hubert Gough Greeves Captain Hubert Gough Greeves has no known grave and is commemorated on Panel 12 of the Cassino Memorial in Italy.
10/02/2020 Capt Hubert Gough Greeves Part of the invasion of Sicily in July 1943 involved landing six medical gliders on the island. Of the six medical gliders which set out, only one landed on the island. It is thought that Captain Greeves’ glider was one of those lost. It was reported that Captain Greeves and 15 men of ther ranks were missing.
10/02/2020 Capt Hubert Gough Greeves Captain Hubert Gough Greeves was serving with the 181 Airlanding Field Ambulance, part of the Royal Army Medical Corps, when he was killed in action in Sicily on 10th July 1943.
10/02/2020 Capt Hubert Gough Greeves Hubert married Rosaline Burke, the daughter of Raymond Augustus Burke, on 18th October 1942.
10/02/2020 Capt Hubert Gough Greeves He graduated from Queen's University in 1938 with a Bachelor of Art of Obstetrics (B.A.O.).
10/02/2020 Capt Hubert Gough Greeves Hubert graduated initially from Queen's University with a Bachelor of Medicine (M.B.). He then graduated from Queen's University, Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland, with a Bachelor of Surgery (B.Ch.).
10/02/2020 Capt Hubert Gough Greeves Hubert was educated at Dungannon Royal School.
10/02/2020 Capt Hubert Gough Greeves Known family: Robert Douglas Greeves, Sarah Louisa Greeves, William Hobson Clague Greeves (born 29 Jun 1906), Frederick Douglas Greeves (born 14 Jul 1907), Thomas Noel Greeves (born 20 Oct 1908), John Ernest Greeves (born 9 Oct 1910), Hubert Gough Greeves (born 19 June 1914), Margaret Edith Greeves (born 6 Jun 1916).
10/02/2020 Capt Hubert Gough Greeves Hubert Gough Greeves was born on 19th June 1914 in County Tyrone. He was the second youngest of six children. The family lived at Grange, near Moy.
10/02/2020 Capt Hubert Gough Greeves Robert Douglas Greeves was Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ireland.
10/02/2020 Capt Hubert Gough Greeves Hubert Gough Greeves was the youngest son of Robert Douglas and Sarah Louisa Greeves. Robert D Greeves and Sarah Louisa Hobson were married on 23rd August 1905 in the district of Dungannon.
08/02/2020 Sgt. James Crooks CROOKS – In loving memory of my dear husband, Sergeant James Crooks, Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps (A.M.P.C.), who dies at Oldmill Hospital, Aberdeen on 2nd December 1940. Ever remembered by his wife and family. Newmills, Dungannon.
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08/02/2020 Sgt. James Crooks From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 5th December 1942: In Memorial
08/02/2020 Sgt. James Crooks Sergeant James Crooks was serving with the Pioneer Corps when he died at Oldmill Hospital, Aberdeen on 2nd December 1940, aged 48.
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07/02/2020 Capt Frederic Theodore Garrett The CWGC record Captain Frederic Theodore Garrett as the son of Percival Albion Garrett and Winifred Florence Garrett of Woldingham, Surrey.
07/02/2020 Capt Frederic Theodore Garrett Although he is buried in Drumcoo Cemetery, he is not listed on Dungannon War Memorial.
07/02/2020 Capt Frederic Theodore Garrett However, he is not listed on the memorial in St Agatha's Church, Woldingham.
07/02/2020 Capt Frederic Theodore Garrett Frederic Theodore Garrett is listed on Woldingham War Memorial.
07/02/2020 Capt Frederic Theodore Garrett Captain Frederic Theodore Garrett is buried in DRUMCOO CEMETERY in Dungannon. His inscription reads: UNTO GOD ONLY BE HONOUR AND GLORY
07/02/2020 Capt Frederic Theodore Garrett Captain Frederic Theodore Garrett received a bayonet wound on a battle course and died from blood poisoning.
07/02/2020 Capt Frederic Theodore Garrett Captain Frederic Theodore Garrett was serving with the 7th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment when he died on 5th October 1942.
07/02/2020 Capt Frederic Theodore Garrett A keen Territorial, Frederic was commissioned in 1937 with the 8th Middlesex, afterwards transferring to the South Staffordshire.
07/02/2020 Capt Frederic Theodore Garrett After leaving school, was with various advertising agencies and other firms in London and Birmingham.
07/02/2020 Capt Frederic Theodore Garrett Frederic attended Bancroft's School. Bancroft's School is a co-educational independent school located in Woodford Green, London Borough of Redbridge. He was a boarder between 1926 and 1932.
07/02/2020 Capt Frederic Theodore Garrett Frederic was known as Eric.
07/02/2020 Capt Frederic Theodore Garrett Frederic Theodore Garrett was the son of Percival Albion and Winifred Florence Garrett. He was born on 17th September, 1914, presumably in England.
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07/02/2020 Lieut John Brooksbank Garnett 02241
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07/02/2020 A/Sub Lt George Gray The CWGC record Acting Sub Lieutenant George Gray as the son of James and Emma Gray of Dungannon, County Tyrone.
07/02/2020 A/Sub Lt George Gray Acting Sub Lieutenant George Gray has no known grave and is commemorated on Panel 4 of the Liverpool Naval Memorial.
07/02/2020 A/Sub Lt George Gray Of a crew of 325. 283 survivors were picked up by HMS Legion and landed at Reykjavik. 42 men died in the attack.
07/02/2020 A/Sub Lt George Gray At 07.43 hours on 13th April 1941, HMS Rajputana was hit and sunk by a torpedo from a U-boat west of Reykjavik, Iceland. She had been the ship of convoy commodore C.T.O. Richardson, in convoy HX-117 but was then dispatched to patrol the Strait of Denmark.
07/02/2020 A/Sub Lt George Gray In April 1041 he was serving aboard H.M.S. Rajputana, an armed merchant cruiser.
07/02/2020 A/Sub Lt George Gray George Gray served with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve during World War Two.
07/02/2020 A/Sub Lt George Gray Known family: James Gray, Emma Gray, George Gray (born 7th April 1915. Dungannon).
07/02/2020 A/Sub Lt George Gray George Gray was born 7th April 1915 in the Dungannon area.
07/02/2020 A/Sub Lt George Gray George Gray was the son of James and Emma Gray. James Gray and Emma Belshaw were married on 24th December 1913 in the Belfast area.
07/02/2020 Lead Airc Thomas Alexander Dixon There is a memorial plaque, the Blackburn Botha Disaster Memorial, in the village of Rhosneigr, near Rhosneigr Fire Station. It lists the fourteen men who died that day.
07/02/2020 Lead Airc Thomas Alexander Dixon The CWGC record Leading Aircraftman Thomas Alexander Dixon as the son of Arthur W Dixon and Lydia Dixon of Dungannon.
07/02/2020 Lead Airc Thomas Alexander Dixon Thomas Alexander Dixon is commemorated locally on the Memorial window in St Anne’s Church in Dungannon and on Dungannon War Memorial.
07/02/2020 Lead Airc Thomas Alexander Dixon Leading Aircraftman Thomas Alexander Dixon’s remains were returned home and he was buried in Drumcoo Cemetery, Dungannon.
07/02/2020 Lead Airc Thomas Alexander Dixon In addition, no less than eleven others lost their lives in rescue attempts.
07/02/2020 Lead Airc Thomas Alexander Dixon Many individual acts of heroism were performed, but unfortunately the three members of the crew of the Botha were all drowned. The crew were: Sgt Rosiewicz, K.S., No.782028 (Polish) L.A.C. Dixon T.A. No.1119294, L.A.C. Glockler F.C. No.1376289.
07/02/2020 Lead Airc Thomas Alexander Dixon Two 17-year-old boys set off in a boat, but they had not gone far when they were overturned. They succeeded in reaching the aircraft and persuaded the remaining Polish airman to let them help him towards the shore. Clinging to the upturned boat, they reached a beach defence post to which the Polish crewmen clung whilst the boys were washed ashore. A group of soldiers formed a human chain and managed to bring the boys back onshore, but the Polish airmen suffering from shock and exposure was swept from his holdfast.
07/02/2020 Lead Airc Thomas Alexander Dixon The weather was very stormy, with wind gusting to 50–60 mph. with a tremendous sea running. The three man crew were in the sea close to the beach. Two of the airmen were washed away, but another managed to cling to the aircraft. The sea was too heavy for any of the numerous rescue launches and lifeboats to attempt a rescue of the crew, but repeated individual attempts to effect rescues were made by a large number of both service and civilian personnel who had gathered on the beach. A human chained was formed. The ferocity of the sea broke it, resulting in eleven people being lost.
07/02/2020 Lead Airc Thomas Alexander Dixon About 11.00 hours, the aircraft, from No.4 Air Observers’ School, West Freugh, crashed into the sea, about 500 metres from the Coast at Rhosneigr (Grid Reference 1” O.S. Map, Sheet 41, VH 7695.), Rhosneigr lies on the west coast of Anglesey, off north west Wales. RAF Valley borders it.
07/02/2020 Lead Airc Thomas Alexander Dixon On 28th August 1941, Leading Aircraftman Thomas Dixon was part of a three man crew of a Botha aircraft (Serial No L6417). The aircraft took off from RAF Valley station ORB.
07/02/2020 Lead Airc Thomas Alexander Dixon Thomas Dixon joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
07/02/2020 Lead Airc Thomas Alexander Dixon Known family: Arthur William Dixon, Lydia Dixon, Cecil Robert Dixon (born 8th February 1914), Edith Winnie Dixon (born 9th October 1915), Eileen Dixon (23rd December 1917), Thomas Alexander Dixon (born about 1921).
07/02/2020 Lead Airc Thomas Alexander Dixon Thomas Alexander Dixon, was born about 1921 in Dungannon. The family lived at 1 Northland Row, Dungannon.
07/02/2020 Lead Airc Thomas Alexander Dixon Thomas Alexander Dixon was the youngest son of Arthur William and Lydia Dixon. Arthur Dixon and Lydia Alexander were married on 24th March 1913 in the district of Cookstown.
06/02/2020 Lieut John Brooksbank Garnett He is commemorated locally on Clogher War Memorial.
06/02/2020 Lieut John Brooksbank Garnett The CWFC record Lieutenant John Brooksbank Garnett as the son of Lt.-Col. W B Garnett, D.S.O., D.L., J.P., formerly of the Royal Welch Fusiliers, and of Eleanor Constance Garnett (nee Story) of Clogher, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
06/02/2020 Lieut John Brooksbank Garnett Garnett is commemorated by Special Memorial Grave 6 in St. Floris churchyard, Pas de Calais. Seven RWF soldiers are buried there: three of them, whose graves could not be precisely located, are commemorated by special memorials, inscribed “Buried near this spot”. Lt Garnett and the section of men were traveling in a Bren Gun carrier when it was ambushed by German tanks killing the entire crew.
06/02/2020 Lieut John Brooksbank Garnett The official date of his death is given in all sources as May 23rd 1940, though it may have been a day later since it was on May 24th that the battalion went into action in St Floris, where Garnett is buried.
06/02/2020 Lieut John Brooksbank Garnett Lieutenant John Brooksbank Garnett was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Welch Fusiliers when he was killed in action in the village of St Floirs. He was 23 years old.
06/02/2020 Lieut John Brooksbank Garnett On May 23rd 1940, the battalion received orders to move to the area of St. Venant-Robecq, where it was to defend the bridges over the La Bassée canal against attacks by two German divisions.
06/02/2020 Lieut John Brooksbank Garnett The 1st Battalion of the Royal Welch Fusiliers went to France as part of 6th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Division of the British Expeditionary Force.
06/02/2020 Lieut John Brooksbank Garnett In the summer of 1938 he was gazetted to a University Commission in his father’s regiment, the Royal Welch Fusiliers, with whom he had already spent several months on attachment.
06/02/2020 Lieut John Brooksbank Garnett In 1934 he went to Magdalen College in Oxford, but owing to concussion caused by a motor accident, had a year away. He completely recovered and took his degree in 1939.
06/02/2020 Lieut John Brooksbank Garnett John Garnett attended Winchester College. He was a good footballer. He was also in Sixth Book and a Commoner Prefect.
06/02/2020 Lieut John Brooksbank Garnett John Brooksbank Garnett was known as Bill.
06/02/2020 Lieut John Brooksbank Garnett Family: William Brooksbank Garnett, Eleanor Constance Garnett, Jean Elizabeth Brooksbank Garnett (tbc), John Brooksbank Garnett (born 11th September 1916).
06/02/2020 Lieut John Brooksbank Garnett John Garnett was born on 11th September 1916, possibly in Clogher, but no GRONI record can be found. He was one of two children.
06/02/2020 Lieut John Brooksbank Garnett Eleanor Constance Garnett was the daughter of John Benjamin Story.
06/02/2020 Lieut John Brooksbank Garnett Lieutenant-Colonel William Brooksbank Garnett DSO, DL, JP, Royal Welch Fusiliers, of Corick, Clogher, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
06/02/2020 Lieut John Brooksbank Garnett John Brooksbank Garnett was the only son of William B and Eleanor C Garnett. William Brooksbank Garnett and Eleanor Constance Story were married on 15th July 1915.
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03/02/2020 L/Bbdr Charles Moses Frazer 02236
03/02/2020 L/Bbdr Charles Moses Frazer Charles was the son of Mr and Mrs John Frazer, Killymaddy, Killylea. He was 20 years of age when he died of wounds sustained at Normandy. Described as being a quiet lad, he was also said to have been a popular pupil at the Royal School Armagh.
03/02/2020 L/Bbdr Charles Moses Frazer From the Ulster Gazette and Armagh Standard dated 11 Aug. 1944:
03/02/2020 L/Bbdr Charles Moses Frazer The CWGC record Lance Bombardier Moses Charles Frazer as the son of John Fitzgerald Frazer and Elizabeth Kathleen Frazer of Killylea, County Armagh, Northern Ireland.
03/02/2020 L/Bbdr Charles Moses Frazer It is believed that he is commemorated locally on Moy War Memorial as C M Frazer. However, there is no definitive proof of this.
03/02/2020 L/Bbdr Charles Moses Frazer Lance Bombardier Frazer is buried in La Délivrande War Cemetery in Douvres at Normandy, France. His inscription reads: HE DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE.
03/02/2020 L/Bbdr Charles Moses Frazer Lance Bombardier Moses Charles Frazer died of wounds sustained at Normandy on 29th July 1944.
03/02/2020 L/Bbdr Charles Moses Frazer Lance Bombardier Moses Charles Frazer served in 61st (Denbighshire Yeomanry) Medium Regiment of the Royal Artillery during World War Two.
03/02/2020 L/Bbdr Charles Moses Frazer Described as being a quiet lad, he was also said to have been a popular pupil at the Royal School Armagh.
03/02/2020 L/Bbdr Charles Moses Frazer Charles Moses Frazer was the son of John Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Kathleen Frazer. He was born about 1924 in County Tyrone.
03/02/2020 L/Bbdr Charles Moses Frazer This is at present the ‘best fit’ for the C M Fraser on Moy War Memorial.
03/02/2020 Pte. James Fenwick The CWGC record Private James Fenwick as the husband of Cassie Fenwick of Aughnacloy, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
03/02/2020 Pte. James Fenwick Private James Fenwick is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
03/02/2020 Pte. James Fenwick The Brookwood Memorial commemorates 3,500 men and women of the land forces of the Commonwealth who died during the Second World War and have no known grave, the circumstances of their death being such that they could not appropriately be commemorated on any of the campaign memorials in the various theatres of war. They died in the campaign in Norway in 1940, or in the various raids on enemy occupied territory in Europe such as Dieppe and St Nazaire. Others were special agents who died as prisoners or while working with Allied underground movements. Some died at sea, in hospital ships and troop transports, in waters not associated with the major campaigns, and a few were killed in flying accidents or in aerial combat.
03/02/2020 Pte. James Fenwick Private James Fenwick has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial, located thirty miles from London.
03/02/2020 Pte. James Fenwick Private James Fenwick died between 27th July 1942 and 4th August 1942, circumstances and location unknown. It would have been his 50th birthday on 5th August.
03/02/2020 Pte. James Fenwick Private James Fenwick served with the Pioneer Corps in World War Two.
03/02/2020 Pte. James Fenwick The 1911 census lists James as age 19, working as a farm labourer at house 3 in Tullyvar, County Tyrone. He was working for George Watson, a farmer and assistant county surveyor.
03/02/2020 Pte. James Fenwick The 1901 census lists James and his sister Mary, living with their maternal grandparents, the Horners, at house 20 in Rehaghy, Ballymagran, County Tyrone. Their mother is not listed.
03/02/2020 Pte. James Fenwick His father, William Fenwick, died on 1st January 1896 in the district of Dungannon. He was 40 years old.
03/02/2020 Pte. James Fenwick Known family: William Fenwick, Mary Fenwick, Mary Fenwick (born 9th December 1889), James Fenwick (born 5th August 1892).
03/02/2020 Pte. James Fenwick James Fenwick was born 5th August 1892 in the Caledon and Ballymagran area.
02/02/2020 Pte. James Fenwick It is believed James Fenwick was the son of William and Mary Fenwick. William Fenwick and Mary Horner were married on 17th January 1889 in the district of Dungannon.
02/02/2020 Sister Ruth Hannah Dickson The CWGC record Ruth Hannah Dickson as the daughter of Joseph Alexander and Lydia Ann Dickson of Eglish, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
02/02/2020 Sister Ruth Hannah Dickson Dorothy Crawford writes in ‘FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH’ about Ruth Hannah Dickson, Missionary to Manchuria between 1923 and 1944. See references below for her essay on Ruth Dickson.
02/02/2020 Sister Ruth Hannah Dickson Ruth Hannah Dickson is also commemorated on the family headstone in Benburb Church of Ireland
02/02/2020 Sister Ruth Hannah Dickson Sister Ruth Hannah Dickson is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery in Indonesia.
02/02/2020 Sister Ruth Hannah Dickson The Larne Times reported on 17th July 1947 that a memorial window had been dedicated in Eglish Presbyterian Church, County Tyrone, to Ruth Hannah Dickson.
02/02/2020 Sister Ruth Hannah Dickson Sister Ruth Hannah Dickson was serving with the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service when she died of malaria as a prisoner of war on Christmas Eve, 24th December 1944.
02/02/2020 Sister Ruth Hannah Dickson A Scottish nurse was on duty that night and looked after her. Next morning this same nurse took charge of a little burial service, when a few friends laid Ruth’s body to rest, in a quiet open space outside the camp.
02/02/2020 Sister Ruth Hannah Dickson In November 1944, her camp was moved to Banka Island, which was so heavily infested with malaria that about ninety per cent of the prisoners became infected, Ruth among them. Repeated attacks of the fever, coupled with malnutrition, so weakened her that she died on Christmas Eve.
02/02/2020 Sister Ruth Hannah Dickson Towards the end of the war she nursed Japanese prisoners of war.
02/02/2020 Sister Ruth Hannah Dickson The Belfast Newsletter reported on 2nd December 1943 that Sister Ruth Dickson of Newchang Hospital, China was a Japanese prisoner of war in Sumatra.
02/02/2020 Sister Ruth Hannah Dickson The bombing of Singapore was going on almost continuously, and Japanese planes soon set their ship on fire. Ruth got into a raft with some nurses and members of the R.A.F., and they were eventually washed upon an island as yet unoccupied by the Japanese. With very little water and no feedstuffs. Ruth as usual lived up to her motto of ‘others first’ and with a few other devoted nurses remained at work till all the patients were safe, and so forfeited her chance of escape. They were taken prisoner by the Japanese in April and moved from island to island till they reached Sumatra.
02/02/2020 Sister Ruth Hannah Dickson Another report from the Belfast Newsletter, dated 28th August 1942) records that sister Ruth Dickson had escaped from Manchuria to Singapore.
02/02/2020 Sister Ruth Hannah Dickson Ruth Hannah Dickson enlisted with the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service in 1941.
02/02/2020 Sister Ruth Hannah Dickson In September, 1941, she with a number of others, set off most reluctantly for home. They had a very uncomfortable trip with an exceedingly severe typhoon added to the man-made trials, so that Ruth arrived in Singapore with her trunks smashed and everything in her cabin ruined. There she found that the chances of getting home were very slender, and seeing the need for army nurses, she at once offered for National Service, tired and ready for furlough though she was. She worked in a military hospital in Singapore for four months, and was in the last batch of military sisters to leave.
02/02/2020 Sister Ruth Hannah Dickson During the first year of the war with Japan there was initially a report in the Belfast Newsletter (dated 2nd January 1942) that Miss Ruth Dickson, writing from Singapore, states that she intends remaining there and had volunteered for national service as a nurse.
02/02/2020 Sister Ruth Hannah Dickson Later in 1936 there is also a record of Ruth H Dickson, born 1890, aged 46 years, occupation ‘Nurse’, leaving Belfast for Montreal, Canada on the ‘Duke of Atholl’ on 6th November 1936.
02/02/2020 Sister Ruth Hannah Dickson Some years later in 1936, she appears in the “Belfast News-Letter” (1.4.36) as a missionary, undertaking medical work, assisting a native doctor, with an evangelistic mission in Newchang, China. In that year she gave a talk on her experiences to the “Girls Auxiliary” of the Presbyterian Church in Guyamere, Castlerock in Belfast.
02/02/2020 Sister Ruth Hannah Dickson During her twenty-one years as a missionary in China, she played a considerable part in the establishment of an educated and well-trained nursing profession whose fully-qualified graduate nurses, having gone through a course comparable to that of nurses in Ireland, could take their place without much difficulty in a modern hospital in any country.
02/02/2020 Sister Ruth Hannah Dickson In 1930 Ruth Dickson, of Carrowcolman, Eglish, Co. Tyrone aged 39 years, Missionary, left from London on 20th December 1930 on the ‘Rajaputna’ for Shanghai.
02/02/2020 Sister Ruth Hannah Dickson She became a Presbyterian Missionary nurse in Manchuria, China.
02/02/2020 Sister Ruth Hannah Dickson In 1923, Ruth H Dickson, aged 33 years and with the occupation of ‘Nurse’ appears in the passenger records of the ‘City of Karachi’ leaving Southampton for Shanghai, China.
02/02/2020 Sister Ruth Hannah Dickson The medal card states that she left her position on 26th June 1922.
02/02/2020 Sister Ruth Hannah Dickson It seems she served on some capacity in World War on as she has a medal card stating she was with the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve. Towards the end of World War I she had nursed German prisoners of War.
02/02/2020 Sister Ruth Hannah Dickson The 1911 census lists Ruth H as age 20, living with the family at house 10 in Carrowcolman, Benburb. Ruth is described as a farmer’s daughter.
02/02/2020 Sister Ruth Hannah Dickson The 1901 census does not list Ruth as living with the family at house 11 in Carrowcolman, Benburb, County Tyrone. Joseph Dickson was a farmer.
02/02/2020 Sister Ruth Hannah Dickson Family: Joseph Alexander Dickson, Lydia Ann Dickson, Alice M Dickson (born 4th June 1886), George Dickson (born 21st May 1888), Ruth Hannah Dickson (born 15th May 1890), Ernest T Dickson (born 2nd May 1892), William Samuel Dickson (born 3rd July 1894), David Edwin Dickson (born 4th July 1896), Joseph Alexander Dickson (born 6th August 1898), Norman Dickson (born 24th September 1901)
02/02/2020 Sister Ruth Hannah Dickson Ruth Hannah Dickson was born on 15th May 1890. She was the third of eight children, all born in the Benburb area.
02/02/2020 Sister Ruth Hannah Dickson Ruth Hannah Dickson was the daughter of Joseph Alexander and Lydia Ann Dickson. Joseph Dickson and Lydia Ann Dickson were married on 7th July 1885 in the district of Dungannon.
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01/02/2020 Civilian Eleanor Ida Sinclair Collen The CWGC record Eleanor Ida Sinclair Collen as being from 20 Bethia Road. She is recorded as the daughter of Thomas John and Sara Henderson Brown, of Thomas Street, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland. She was the widow of William Collen. She died at 20 Bethia Road, Bournemouth.
01/02/2020 Civilian Eleanor Ida Sinclair Collen Eleanor’s father, Thomas J W Browne, died in the same incident.
01/02/2020 Civilian Eleanor Ida Sinclair Collen Eleanor Ida Sinclair Collen was buried on 29th May in Bournemouth East Cemetery. She was buried in the East Cemetery with the grave reference T4-172.
01/02/2020 Civilian Eleanor Ida Sinclair Collen Civilian Eleanor Ida Sinclair Collen was killed at 20 Bethia Road, Bournemouth on 23rd May 1943. She was 64 years old.
01/02/2020 Civilian Eleanor Ida Sinclair Collen The Luftwaffe carried out a bombing raid on 23rd May 1943 against the town of Bournemouth in Dorset, England. The air attack destroyed 22 buildings and damaged over 3,000 in central Bournemouth. Some 131 people were killed and hundreds were injured.
01/02/2020 Civilian Eleanor Ida Sinclair Collen She later became the widow of William Collen when he died in 1932.
01/02/2020 Civilian Eleanor Ida Sinclair Collen In late 1920 she married William Collen in Rathsdown. He was a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, and became the County Surveyor for Dublin, 1891-1924. A biography of him says: “A man of intelligence and energy, Collen was a pioneer and advocate of steam-rolling for roads and procured and maintained a steam-roller at his own expense until he had converted the county council to his views. He was responsible for the improvement of many roads in the county, especially in the southern portion”.
01/02/2020 Civilian Eleanor Ida Sinclair Collen By 1911 she was living in York and was a nurse at York County Hospital.
01/02/2020 Civilian Eleanor Ida Sinclair Collen The 1901 census lists Ida as age 21, living with the family at house 5 in Whitepoint Road, Queenstown Urban, County Cork. Her father was employed as a Medical Inspector for the Irish Fever Board.
01/02/2020 Civilian Eleanor Ida Sinclair Collen Known family: Thomas John Browne, Sara Henderson Browne, Eleanor Ida Sinclair Browne (born 11 February 1879), Ethel Browne (born 11 February 1879), Lilian Browne (born 8th August 1881), William Browne (born 30th March 1883), Thomas Browne (born 21st April 1884), Eleanor was born on 11 February 1879 in Dungannon.
01/02/2020 Civilian Eleanor Ida Sinclair Collen Sara formerly lived at Thomas Street, Dungannon, and was his first cousin. They had five children.
01/02/2020 Civilian Eleanor Ida Sinclair Collen Eleanor Ida Sinclair Collen was the daughter of Thomas John Walker Browne and Sara Henderson Sinclair. Thomas Browne and Sara Sinclair were married on 24th April 1878 in the district of Newry & Mourne.
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01/02/2020 Fusilier T (ww2) Curry There is absolutely no information on this man except that a Fusilier T Curry is listed on Dungannon War Memorial World War Two Panel. He is listed as having served with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
01/02/2020 Driver John A Cunningham Many thanks to Mark Byers, author of the Fivemiletown War Dead book, for the information.
01/02/2020 Driver John A Cunningham The CWGC record Driver John A Cunningham as the husband of Ida Caroline Cunningham of Fivemiletown.
01/02/2020 Driver John A Cunningham Driver John Cunningham is buried at Fivemiletown Church Of Ireland Churchyard. His inscription reads: GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS
01/02/2020 Driver John A Cunningham A newspaper report from the time notes that his wife and children lived at Rail View, Fivemiletown.
01/02/2020 Driver John A Cunningham Driver John A Cunningham was serving with the Royal Army Service Corps when he died in a military hospital in England on 10th February 1944. He was 42 years old.
01/02/2020 Driver John A Cunningham John Cunningham was the husband of Ida Caroline Cunningham.
01/02/2020 Driver John A Cunningham John A Cunningham was born about 1902.
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