Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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Date Name Information
26/03/2020 Fusilier Samuel David Wylie Many thanks to Kenny Farquhar, whose research was instrumental to this information.
26/03/2020 Fusilier Samuel David Wylie The CWGC record Fusilier Samuel David Wylie as the son of Joseph and Susan Wylie. He is also recorded as the husband of Jeannie Wylie of Dungannon, County Tyrone
26/03/2020 Fusilier Samuel David Wylie Two of Samuel’s brothers and a sister also served. Thomas Wylie served in France, Robert Wylie in the Royal Air Force and Daisy Wylie in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAFS).
26/03/2020 Fusilier Samuel David Wylie Fusilier Samuel David Wylie is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial and on the WW2 stained glass window in St Anne’s Church of Ireland, Dungannon. He is also commemorated on Moy War Memorial.
26/03/2020 Fusilier Samuel David Wylie Fusilier Samuel David Wylie is buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily.
26/03/2020 Fusilier Samuel David Wylie Fusilier Samuel David Wylie was serving with the 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in Sicily when he died of wounds in Sicily on the 19th July 1943, age 21.
26/03/2020 Fusilier Samuel David Wylie Many died in the heavy fighting just short of Catania (the town was taken on 5th August) and in the battle for the Simeto river bridgehead.
26/03/2020 Fusilier Samuel David Wylie On 10th July 1943, following the successful conclusion of the north African campaign in mid May, a combined allied force of 160,000 Commonwealth and American troops invaded Sicily as a prelude to the assault on mainland Italy.
26/03/2020 Fusilier Samuel David Wylie Samuel joined up before the outbreak of war and had served in India, Iraq and France.
26/03/2020 Fusilier Samuel David Wylie Samuel David Wylie was the husband of Jeannie Wylie.
26/03/2020 Fusilier Samuel David Wylie Samuel David Wylie was the son of Joseph and Susan Wylie. He was born about 1922.
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26/03/2020 L/Sgt William Wylie 02333
26/03/2020 L/Sgt William Wylie The CWGC record Lance Sergeant William Wylie as the son of David and Sophia Wylie of Aughnacloy, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
26/03/2020 L/Sgt William Wylie Lance Sergeant William Wylie is NOT listed on the Garigliano Memorial in Enniskillen Castle. The Battle of Garigliano took place a week earlier on 17-18 January.
26/03/2020 L/Sgt William Wylie Lance Sergeant William Wylie was reinterred in Minturno War Cemetery near Naples in Italy on 20th January 1945. His inscription reads: ‘FOR EVER WITH THE LORD’ IN MEMORY OF OUR LOVED ONE. FROM THE WYLIE FAMILY
26/03/2020 L/Sgt William Wylie Lance Sergeant William Wylie was originally buried at Map Reference 12GR/DRG/2022 on 27th January 1944. It seems other men who died at Garigliano on 19th January were also buried there.
26/03/2020 L/Sgt William Wylie Lance Sergeant William Wylie was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died on 27th January 1944, aged 29.
26/03/2020 L/Sgt William Wylie Known family: David Wylie, Sophia Wylie, Thomas Wylie (born about 1907), Sarah Wylie (born about 1909), David Wylie (born about 1910), William Wylie (born about 1915).
26/03/2020 L/Sgt William Wylie William Wylie was born about 1915, probably in County Monaghan as there is no obvious GRONI record.
26/03/2020 L/Sgt William Wylie The 1911 census lists his parents at house 4 in Derrygorry, Monaghan. David Wylie was a labourer.
26/03/2020 L/Sgt William Wylie William Wylie was the son of David and Sophia Wylie. They were married about 1905, probably in County Monaghan.
26/03/2020 L/Corp Victor Reid Lance Corporal Victor Reid is commemorated locally on Clogher War Memorial.
26/03/2020 L/Corp Victor Reid Lance Corporal Victor Reid is buried in Syracuse War Cemetery in Sicily, Italy
26/03/2020 L/Corp Victor Reid Following a short rest, the 2nd Inniskillings pressed forward to Sferro.
26/03/2020 L/Corp Victor Reid Lance Corporal Victor Reid was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died on 20th July 1943.
26/03/2020 L/Corp Victor Reid On 19th July 1943 the 2nd Inniskillings, as part of 13 Brigade, advanced to the River Simeto to seize the enemy held bridge LEMON. This resulted in a significant breach of the German defensive line. Lemon bridge was a small concrete slabbed bridge to the west of the Primosole bridge.
26/03/2020 L/Corp Victor Reid 8th Army’s advance met little opposition for the first three days but then the leading troops met stout opposition along the Simeto River at the Primosole bridge.
26/03/2020 L/Corp Victor Reid Landing from the sea at Sicily, the 5th division included 2nd Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who were serving in 13 Brigade. However, because 13 Brigade was the reserve formation of the Division and it not take part in the initial landings, the Inniskillings had to wait some hours before coming ashore.
26/03/2020 L/Corp Victor Reid Lance Corporal Victor Reid served with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on World War Two.
26/03/2020 L/Corp Victor Reid Victor Reid was born and lived in County Tyrone
25/03/2020 Corp Hamilton Wray 02332
25/03/2020 Corp Hamilton Wray Corporal Hamilton Wray, Royal Irish Rifles, Milltown, Dungannon, shrapnel wounded, wounded twice previous.
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25/03/2020 Corp Hamilton Wray From the Belfast Newsletter dated 17th August 1917: (Father of Hamilton Wray)
25/03/2020 Corp Hamilton Wray Private Hamilton Wray, 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, has returned home to Dungannon, having been wounded by an English bullet, which penetrated his lung and has not yet been extracted. He went to France with the first Expeditionary Force, and took part in all the fighting from Mons to Ypres. He described the fighting as desperate, and said that all the 21 officers of the battalion had been either killed or wounded and that the 1900 men of the regiment had been reduced to 200. When has was on outpost duty in Ypres, a British shrapnel shell struck a tree, and one of the bullets struck him on the back and penetrated his lung.
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25/03/2020 Corp Hamilton Wray From the Belfast Newsletter dated 10th December 1914: How a Dungannon Soldier was wounded (Father of Hamilton Wray)
25/03/2020 Corp Hamilton Wray Corporal Hamilton WRAY (532586)
25/03/2020 Corp Hamilton Wray Aircraftman 1st Class Harold Lewis SNEATH (614297)
25/03/2020 Corp Hamilton Wray Sergeant Victor Percy Crawford SENNETT (929434) Observer
25/03/2020 Corp Hamilton Wray Pilot Officer Lawrence Robert MAGUIRE (J/151001) Pilot
25/03/2020 Corp Hamilton Wray Flight Sergeant Francis Edward CHANNON (402030)]
25/03/2020 Corp Hamilton Wray Many thanks to Kenny Farquhar, whose research was instrumental to this information. He also records that Hamilton Wray was the nephew of Sarah Ann Gray and uncle of Peggy McNicholl (nee Robinson), Jim Wray, Cyril Wray and Harold Robinson, Benburb.
25/03/2020 Corp Hamilton Wray The CWGC record Corporal Hamilton Wray as the son of Hamilton and Mary Wray, nee Lemon. He is also listed as the nephew of Sarah Ann Gray of Benburb, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
25/03/2020 Corp Hamilton Wray Corporal Hamilton Wray is commemorated locally on Moy War Memorial.
25/03/2020 Corp Hamilton Wray Corporal Hamilton Wray, along with the other crew, are buried in Djibouti New European Cemetery.
25/03/2020 Corp Hamilton Wray The aircraft had been shot down near Djibouti by anti-aircraft fire at 1600 hours on 17th July 1942, and had crashed in flames. All those on board were killed. The crew members of Z7920 were:
25/03/2020 Corp Hamilton Wray The squadron had asked for volunteers to fly with the aircraft to Djibouti and Corporal Wray had volunteered.
25/03/2020 Corp Hamilton Wray Blenheim Z7920 was ordered to proceed to Hargeisha on detachment leaving Kharmaksar at 1230Z hours on 15th July 1942, and carrying the crew and passengers. En route the aircraft was required to carry out a reconnaissance of Djibouti aerodrome. The aircraft took off and received the radio go. Nothing was heard from the aircraft and it failed to arrive at its destination. Hargeisha reported that the aircraft had not arrived.
25/03/2020 Corp Hamilton Wray On 16th November 1940 he was posted to Aden and on 16th January 1941 he joined 8 Squadron in Aden.
25/03/2020 Corp Hamilton Wray Hammie, as he became known, enlisted in the Royal Air Force on 10th June 1936.
25/03/2020 Corp Hamilton Wray There are newspaper reports of a Hamilton Wray from Milltown, who served in World War One. Because Brooke Street is in the Milltown area, this is thought to be Hamilton’s father.
25/03/2020 Corp Hamilton Wray Known family: Hamilton Rea, Mary Rea, Sarah Rea (born 4th April 1911), Hamilton Rea (born 8th September 1915).
25/03/2020 Corp Hamilton Wray Hamilton Rea was born on 8th September 1915. He was the one of at least two children, both born in the Dungannon area.
25/03/2020 Corp Hamilton Wray The 1911 census lists Hamilton’s parents living at at house 8 in Brook Street, Dungannon. His father was a linen labourer.
25/03/2020 Corp Hamilton Wray Hamilton Rea and Mary Lemon were married on 2nd July 1909 in the district of Dungannon. The GRONI Registration Number is M/1909/T1/2557/2/79, included because GRONI have the name as Lee rather than Rea.
25/03/2020 Corp Hamilton Wray All early documentation (GRONI and Census) record the spelling of the surname as Rea.
25/03/2020 Corp Hamilton Wray Hamilton Wray was the oldest son of Hamilton and Mary Wray.
25/03/2020 Pte. Harrison Wilson The CWGC record Private Harrison Wilson as the son of John and Mary Wilson of Armagh. He is also recorded as the husband of Ethel Wilson of Armagh.
25/03/2020 Pte. Harrison Wilson Private Harrison Wilson is buried in grave 261 at Caledon (St. John) Church of Ireland. His inscription reads: RESTING WHERE NO SHADOWS FALL.
25/03/2020 Pte. Harrison Wilson Private Harrison Wilson was serving with the Pioneer Corps when he died on 27th July 1945.
25/03/2020 Pte. Harrison Wilson Harris was the husband of Ethel Wilson.
25/03/2020 Pte. Harrison Wilson The 1911 census lists Harris as age 7, living with the family at house 39 in Callan Street, Armagh. His father was a tailor.
25/03/2020 Pte. Harrison Wilson Known family: John Wilson, Mary Wilson, Harris Wilson (born 25th November 1903), Susan Wilson (born 8th March 1905), John Wilson (born 20th April 1906).
25/03/2020 Pte. Harrison Wilson Harrison Wilson was born 25th November 1903 in the area of Armagh City.
25/03/2020 Pte. Harrison Wilson Harrison Wilson was the son of John and Mary Wilson. John Wilson and Mary Houston were married on 14th November 1902 in the district of Armagh.
24/03/2020 Sgt. Andrew James Normandale Wilson Sergeant Wilson was commanding his crew on his very first operation in Halifax DK170.
24/03/2020 Sgt. Andrew James Normandale Wilson On 12th June 1943 at 1.40am, a Halifax V of the 76 Squadron (Serial Number DK170) was shot down about four kilometres south of Bladel. Bladel is a small town in southern Holland, only three kilometres from the Belgian border.
23/03/2020 Unknown R (ww2) Williamson 02329
23/03/2020 Unknown R (ww2) Williamson There are no details at present on either person.
23/03/2020 Unknown R (ww2) Williamson There is both an F Williamson and R Williamson on Moy War Memorial. Both having died in World War Two.
23/03/2020 Unknown F (ww2) Williamson 02329
23/03/2020 Unknown F (ww2) Williamson There are no details at present on either person.
23/03/2020 Unknown F (ww2) Williamson There is both an F Williamson and R Williamson on Moy War Memorial. Both having died in World War Two.
23/03/2020 Sgt. Robert George (Bertie) White 02328
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23/03/2020 Sgt. Robert George (Bertie) White Sergeant Robert White died when the C-47 in which he was travelling was shot down by flak. 18 men and six crew were killed in the crash. There were no survivors.
23/03/2020 Sgt. Robert George (Bertie) White On 19th September 1944, Sergeant Robert White was part of 156 Parachute Battalion which was being parachuted into Arnhem in the Netherlands on the second day of the Battle of Arnhem.
23/03/2020 Sgt. Robert George (Bertie) White Sergeant Robert White is also commemorated on a plaque in St Mary's Church in Melton Mowbray.
23/03/2020 Sgt. Robert George (Bertie) White Sergeant Robert White is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial i and also on Moy War Memorial.
23/03/2020 Sgt. Robert George (Bertie) White Known family: Abraham White, Elizabeth White, Robert Graham (Bertie) White (born 26th September 1914, Coalisland), Mary White (born 12th October 1915, Coalisland), Abraham White (born 25th December 1917, Benburb), Barbara White (born 23rd February 1920, Benburb).
23/03/2020 Sgt. Robert George (Bertie) White Robert Graham (Bertie) White was born in the Coalisland area on the 26th May 1914. He was the oldest of at least four children.
23/03/2020 Sgt. Robert George (Bertie) White Robert Graham White was the eldest son of Abraham and Elizabeth White. Abraham White and Elizabeth Graham were married on 14th March 1913 in the district of Dungannon.
22/03/2020 L/Corp John Wallace The CWGC record Lance Corporal John Wallace as the son of Mary Ann Wallace of Maguiresbridge, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
22/03/2020 L/Corp John Wallace Lance Corporal John Wallace is listed on page 99 of the Fivemiletown book, from which these details come from. Many thanks to Mark Byers for the information.
22/03/2020 L/Corp John Wallace Lance Corporal Wallace is commemorated locally on Fivemiletown War Memorial.
22/03/2020 L/Corp John Wallace Lance Corporal John Wallace has no known grave and is commemorated on the Rangoon Memorial in Burma.
22/03/2020 L/Corp John Wallace Losses were extremely heavy and less than one third of the men of the 1st Battalion returned from the jungle to India.
22/03/2020 L/Corp John Wallace Lance Corporal John Wallace is recorded as dying on 13th April 1942, so it must be assumed that he was killed prior to the Battle of Yenangyaung. The battalion diary does not list casualties for that day.
22/03/2020 L/Corp John Wallace By 17th April 1942, the battalion had reached the oilfields to find that the Chinese force that had advanced from the north had already demolished the wells. By then however, the entire division was cut off by a ring of Japanese positions.
22/03/2020 L/Corp John Wallace In March 1942, the battalion were flown to the north of Rangoon in Burma, with the objective of destroying oil wells in the area of Yenangyaung.
22/03/2020 L/Corp John Wallace The Japanese swept through south east Asia in early 1942, capturing Singapore and invading Burma.
22/03/2020 L/Corp John Wallace Lance Corporal John Wallace served with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in World War Two. The 1st Battalion were based in southern India at the outbreak of World War Two.
22/03/2020 L/Corp John Wallace John Wallace was the son of Mary Ann Wallace, He was born about 1915.
22/03/2020 Trooper William John Turkington The regiment served with the 8th Army throughout the Desert and North African Campaigns. The 12th were the first British troops to link up with the Americans in Tunisia in April 1943.
22/03/2020 Trooper William John Turkington The CWGC record Trooper William John Turkington as the son of William James Turkington and Margaret Turkington. He is also listed as the husband of Ruth Turkington of Liverpool.
22/03/2020 Trooper William John Turkington There is a J Turkington listed on Moy War Memorial as having died in World War Two. It is not known if this refers to this man.
22/03/2020 Trooper William John Turkington It reads: ‘Turkington. In loving memory of Margaret Turkington Died 8th January 1943, aged 58 years And her son William John Died 16th July 1943 age 23 (interred in Tripoli) Also her husband William James Died 28th Nov 1948 aged 64 years And her daughter Ethel Died 24th Nov 1986 aged 73 years Safe in the arms of Jesus.’
22/03/2020 Trooper William John Turkington William John Turkington is commemorated locally on the family headstone in Drumcoo Cemetery, Dungannon.
22/03/2020 Trooper William John Turkington Trooper William John Turkington is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery in Libya.
22/03/2020 Trooper William John Turkington Trooper William John Turkington was serving with the 12th Royal Lancers, part of the Royal Armoured Corps when he died on 16th July 1943. He was 23 years old.
22/03/2020 Trooper William John Turkington William John Turkington was the son of William James and Margaret Turkington. He was born about 1920.
20/03/2020 Unknown J (ww2) Turkington There is no other information.
20/03/2020 Unknown J (ww2) Turkington There is a J Turkington listed on Moy War Memorial as having died in World War Two.
20/03/2020 Pte. James Wesley Trotter The CWGC record Private James Wesley Trotter as the Son of James B and Fanny J Trotter of Armagh, Northern Ireland.
20/03/2020 Pte. James Wesley Trotter Private James Wesley Trotter is commemorated locally on Moy War Memorial.
20/03/2020 Pte. James Wesley Trotter Private James Wesley Trotter has no known grave and is commemorated on Panel 18 of the Bayeux War Memorial.
20/03/2020 Pte. James Wesley Trotter It seems Private James Wesley Trotter should be listed as serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Ulster Rifles (6th Airborne Division).
20/03/2020 Pte. James Wesley Trotter As the 5th Battalion of the Parachute Regiment did not serve in Normandy, it could be that the error in the records is a typographical error (and could have meant to state either: one of the battalions that did serve in Normandy - 7, 8, 9, 12, 13; or should have stated 5th Parachute Brigade - instead of Battalion). Alternatively, his records had been lost or damaged and it has been assumed he was serving with the Parachute Regiment.
20/03/2020 Pte. James Wesley Trotter The Royal Ulster Rifle unit history 'The Rifles are Here' record him as Rifleman James Wesley Trotter in the Roll of Honour for 1 Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles. This Roll of Honour also states that he was killed while serving with the '5th Parachute Battalion'. A detail that it is assumed has been taken from the Commonwealth War Grave Commission records.
20/03/2020 Pte. James Wesley Trotter The Commonwealth War Graves Commission records state his unit as 5th Battalion, Parachute Regiment, However, 5 Battalion, Parachute Battalion did not serve in Normandy.
20/03/2020 Pte. James Wesley Trotter Private Trotter was hit by small arms fire during a mission and, at that time, it had not been possible to evacuate him from the action. Private Trotter was 20 years old.
20/03/2020 Pte. James Wesley Trotter Private James Wesley Trotter was serving with the 5th Battalion of the Parachute Regiment, when he died on 7th July 1944. He was initially reported as wounded and missing.
20/03/2020 Pte. James Wesley Trotter Reports suggest his parents lived at Grangemore, Armagh.
20/03/2020 Pte. James Wesley Trotter James Trotter was born about 1924.
20/03/2020 Pte. James Wesley Trotter James Wesley Trotter was the son of James B and Fanny J Trotter.
20/03/2020 Pilot Off Alan Lancelot Treanor 02301
20/03/2020 Pilot Off Alan Lancelot Treanor The CWGC records Pilot Officer Alan Lancelot Treanor as the son of Sydney A R and Ena Treanor of Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland.
20/03/2020 Pilot Off Alan Lancelot Treanor Pilot Officer Alan Lancelot Treanor is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial and on the WW2 stained glass window in St Anne’s Church of Ireland, Dungannon.
20/03/2020 Pilot Off Alan Lancelot Treanor Pilot Officer Alan Lancelot Treanor has no known grave and is commemorated on Panel 10 on Runnymede Memorial.
20/03/2020 Pilot Off Alan Lancelot Treanor On 1st June 1940, his Hurricane (Serial No N2658) was flying a combat air patrol over Dunkirk, France. It failed to return and Pilot Officer Alan Lancelot Treanor was missing, presumed dead. He was 19 years old.
20/03/2020 Pilot Off Alan Lancelot Treanor Pilot Officer Alan Treanor served with the Royal Air Force in World War Two. Pilot Officer Treanor flew a Hurricane fighter with 245 Squadron.
20/03/2020 Pilot Off Alan Lancelot Treanor Alan Treanor attended Down High School.
20/03/2020 Pilot Off Alan Lancelot Treanor Alan Lancelot Treanor was born about 1921.
20/03/2020 Pilot Off Alan Lancelot Treanor Alan Lancelot Treanor was the son of Sydney Allen Robinson and Marthena ‘Ena’ Treanor. Sydney Treanor and Marthena Henderson were married on 29th July 1918 in the district of Belfast.
20/03/2020 L/Corp James Taylor Many thanks to Marian McCurdie for providing all the details of Lance Corporal James Taylor.
20/03/2020 L/Corp James Taylor James’ brother, Jack Taylor, was the only man to be awarded the George Medal and The British Empire Medal.
20/03/2020 L/Corp James Taylor Lance Corporal James Taylor is buried in Bruyelle Cemetery in Belgium. All but one of the men buried in Bruyelle War Cemetery died in May 1940, during the battle on the line of the river Scheldt (Escaut) before the final withdrawal to Dunkirk.
20/03/2020 L/Corp James Taylor The 2nd, 1/7th and 8th Battalions of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment were part of the BEF in France and Belgium. Like other units they had to fight their way back to the beaches of Dunkirk. The 1/7th and 8th Battalions were in Belgium. On 16th May, with the Allied front crumbling rapidly, they were ordered back. With the Germans advancing in a pincer movement there was a danger that the BEF would be cut off. 143 Brigade (including 1/7th and 8th Battalion) was sent to defend the Ypres-Comines canal zone. The lives of many thousands rested on the depleted force. The troops withstood the assault of three German Divisions on the 27th and 28th May. This saved 2nd Corps and did much to aid the successful withdrawal of the BEF. However, the loss of life amongst the three Battalions was great. On their return to England their combined strength was less than 700 men (about one battalion).
20/03/2020 L/Corp James Taylor Lance Corporal James Taylor was serving with the 8th Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment when he was killed in Belgium on the 21st May 1940.
20/03/2020 L/Corp James Taylor There was a James Taylor born on 3rd February 1919 in the Aughnacloy area. His mother’s maiden name was Anderson.
20/03/2020 L/Corp James Taylor James Taylor was from Aughnacloy. He was born about 1918.
19/03/2020 Unknown J (ww2) Turkington 02326
19/03/2020 L/Corp James Taylor 02325
19/03/2020 Flt. Sgt John Mccalla Tait 01474
19/03/2020 Flt. Sgt John Mccalla Tait 02324
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19/03/2020 Flt. Sgt John Mccalla Tait 02322
19/03/2020 Flt. Sgt John Mccalla Tait The CWGC record Flight Sergeant John McCalla Tait as the son of John James Taut and Jane C Tait, of Holywood, Co. Down, Northern Ireland.
19/03/2020 Flt. Sgt John Mccalla Tait Flight Sergeant John McCalla Tait is also listed on the Memorial Plaque in First Holywood Presbyterian Church.
19/03/2020 Flt. Sgt John Mccalla Tait Flight Sergeant John Tait is commemorated in the Holywood region on Holywood War Memorial.
19/03/2020 Flt. Sgt John Mccalla Tait Flight Sergeant John Tait is commemorated in the Dungannon region on Clogher War Memorial.
19/03/2020 Flt. Sgt John Mccalla Tait Flight Sergeant John McCalla Tait is buried in Doetinchem (Loolaan) General Cemetery in Holland.
19/03/2020 Flt. Sgt John Mccalla Tait Sergeant James Archibald WILSON (413923) Pilot
19/03/2020 Flt. Sgt John Mccalla Tait Sergeant Andrew WILSON (532057) Air Gunner
19/03/2020 Flt. Sgt John Mccalla Tait Flight Sergeant John McCalla TAIT (1063628) Pilot
19/03/2020 Flt. Sgt John Mccalla Tait 455 aircraft took part in the raid, with only six planes lost. Flight Sergeant Tait’s aircraft was hit by flak on outbound leg, and crashed at 22:00 five kilometres south west of crashing 2200 at Doetinchem in Holland. All three crew died. They were:
19/03/2020 Flt. Sgt John Mccalla Tait On the night of 26th March 1943, Flight Sergeant (Pilot) Tait was part of a three man crew of a Handley Page Halifax bomber (Serial Number W7931) when it took off from RAF Linton-on-Ouse on a night raid, bound for Duisburg just north of Dusseldorf.
19/03/2020 Flt. Sgt John Mccalla Tait By March 1943, Flight Sergeant John McCalla Tait was serving with 78 Squadron.
19/03/2020 Flt. Sgt John Mccalla Tait John Tait served with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in World War Two.
19/03/2020 Flt. Sgt John Mccalla Tait John McCalla Tait was born about 1922.
19/03/2020 Flt. Sgt John Mccalla Tait John McCalla Tait was the son of John James and Jane Tait. John Tait and Jane Brown were married on 5th January 1921 in the district of North Down.
19/03/2020 Fly Off Charles Fullerton Stewart D.F.M. 02321
19/03/2020 Fly Off Charles Fullerton Stewart D.F.M. 02229
19/03/2020 Fly Off Charles Fullerton Stewart D.F.M. Flight Lieutenant Lorne Vincent TYNDALE (J/13758) Navigator
19/03/2020 Fly Off Charles Fullerton Stewart D.F.M. Flight Lieutenant Alfred Carman STROUT (J/9481) Navigator
19/03/2020 Fly Off Charles Fullerton Stewart D.F.M. Flying Officer Charles Fullerton STEWART (169048) Air Gunner
19/03/2020 Fly Off Charles Fullerton Stewart D.F.M. Flight Sergeant Douglas Edward John STEVENS (1576847) Air Gunner
19/03/2020 Fly Off Charles Fullerton Stewart D.F.M. Pilot Officer Henry SILVERWOOD (56185) Wireless Operator
19/03/2020 Fly Off Charles Fullerton Stewart D.F.M. Squadron Leader Allan Leonard FARRINGTON (40046) Pilot
19/03/2020 Fly Off Charles Fullerton Stewart D.F.M. Flying Officer George Richard BRADLEY (53275) Flight Engineer
19/03/2020 Fly Off Charles Fullerton Stewart D.F.M. The CWGC record Flying Officer Charles Fullerton Stewart as the son of William and Sarah Black Stewart of Clogher, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
19/03/2020 Fly Off Charles Fullerton Stewart D.F.M. Flying Officer Charles Stewart is commemorated locally on the WW2 Memorial in St Macartan’s Cathedral in Clogher. He is also commemorated on Clogher War Memorial.
19/03/2020 Fly Off Charles Fullerton Stewart D.F.M. Flying Officer Charles Fullerton Stewart is buried in Norre Vorupor Cemetery in Denmark.
19/03/2020 Fly Off Charles Fullerton Stewart D.F.M. Flying Officer Charles Stewart was killed in action on 29th August 1944. He was 22 years old.
19/03/2020 Fly Off Charles Fullerton Stewart D.F.M. The raid included 403 aircraft, of which 23 were lost. One of the aircraft lost was Flying Officer Stewart’s Lancaster bomber, which crashed at Vorupor, west of Thisted, Denmark. The crew were:
19/03/2020 Fly Off Charles Fullerton Stewart D.F.M. On the evening of 29th August 1944, Flying Officer Stewart was part of the crew of an Avro Lancaster (Serial Number PB202) took off from Little Staughton on a night raid targeting the port of Stettin. Stettin was a port on the German - Polish border.
19/03/2020 Fly Off Charles Fullerton Stewart D.F.M. ‘F/Sgt Stewart has completed a large number of sorties against enemy targets. His skill and daring as a gunner in defence of his aircraft have been a source of great confidence to the rest of his crew. In evading strong ground defences and, enemy searchlights his commentaries, coolly and accurately delivered, have also been of great assistance to his captain.’
19/03/2020 Fly Off Charles Fullerton Stewart D.F.M. Flying Officer Charles Fullerton Stewart was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal (D.F.M). Pilot Officer Stewart’s DFM was gazetted on 14 May 1943. The citation reads:
19/03/2020 Fly Off Charles Fullerton Stewart D.F.M. By August 1944, Flying Officer Stewart was with 582 Squadron.
19/03/2020 Fly Off Charles Fullerton Stewart D.F.M. Flying Officer Charles Stewart served with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in World War Two.
19/03/2020 Fly Off Charles Fullerton Stewart D.F.M. Charles Fullerton Stewart was the son of William and Sarah Black Stewart. He was born about 1922.
19/03/2020 Sgt. John E C A Steele-Nicholson 02320
19/03/2020 Sgt. John E C A Steele-Nicholson 02319
19/03/2020 Sgt. John E C A Steele-Nicholson Sergeant Derek Eaton WARNER (655996) Pilot
19/03/2020 Sgt. John E C A Steele-Nicholson Sergeant Victor Frederick TALLEY (1320265) Air Gunner
19/03/2020 Sgt. John E C A Steele-Nicholson Sergeant John Edwin Charles Averell STEELE-NICHOLSON (1591275) Air Gunner
19/03/2020 Sgt. John E C A Steele-Nicholson Sergeant John Churley FREESTONE (1311904) Observer
19/03/2020 Sgt. John E C A Steele-Nicholson Sergeant George Douglas CALDER (401366)
19/03/2020 Sgt. John E C A Steele-Nicholson Sergeant James BOWREY (1174321) Air Gunner
19/03/2020 Sgt. John E C A Steele-Nicholson Sergeant Geoffrey Crisp (Geoff) BOAR (1310500) Wireless Operator
19/03/2020 Sgt. John E C A Steele-Nicholson Pilot Officer Ivan Harold BETTS (109064) Pilot
19/03/2020 Sgt. John E C A Steele-Nicholson At this time it is not known what his connection was with Moy.
19/03/2020 Sgt. John E C A Steele-Nicholson The CWGC record Sergeant John Edwin Charles Averell Steele-Nicholson as the son of Robert Charles Henry and Lydia Mary Noel Amelia Steele-Nicholson of Ballow, Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland.
19/03/2020 Sgt. John E C A Steele-Nicholson Sergeant John Steele-Nicholson is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial and Moy War Memorial.
19/03/2020 Sgt. John E C A Steele-Nicholson Sergeant John Steele-Nicholson is buried in Kirkinner Cemetery. His inscription reads: OF BALLOW, BANGOR, N.IRELAND AND THIS IS THE PROMISE THAT HE HATH PROMISED US, EVEN ETERNAL LIFE
19/03/2020 Sgt. John E C A Steele-Nicholson On 14th September 1942, Sergeant (Air Gunner) John Steele-Nicholson was on board Liberator AL-624 when it took off from R.A.F. Burn at 1100 hours. It was detailed to carry out a non-operational cross-country training flight. It failed to return. The aircraft descended through cloud and struck a hill near Millfore in Kirkcudbright, near Cairnryan in Scotland. All of the crew were killed in the accident. They were:
19/03/2020 Sgt. John E C A Steele-Nicholson Sergeant John Edwin Charles Averell Steele-Nicholson served with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in World War Two.
19/03/2020 Sgt. John E C A Steele-Nicholson It has been stated that his father, Robert Steele-Nicholson, was a tea planter in Assam, which is a state in north-eastern India.
19/03/2020 Sgt. John E C A Steele-Nicholson John Steele-Nicholson was born about 1922.
19/03/2020 Sgt. John E C A Steele-Nicholson John Edwin Charles Averell Steele-Nicholson was the son of Robert Charles Henry and Lydia Mary Noel Amelia Steele-Nicholson. They were married about 1920.
17/03/2020 Pte. Thomas Seawright The CWGC record Private Thomas Seawright as the son of Thomas G and Louise D Seawright of Dungannon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
17/03/2020 Pte. Thomas Seawright Private Thomas Seawright is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial and on Newmills Parish Church WW2 Roll of Honour tablet.
17/03/2020 Pte. Thomas Seawright Private Thomas Seawright is buried in Sfax War Cemetery in Tunisia.
17/03/2020 Pte. Thomas Seawright Although the attack by 154 Brigade on the northern end failed to take it, again the Germans decided to withdraw. The battalion was then sent forward to harass the retreating enemy and after some skirmishing entered the town of Sfax on the morning of 9th April. This was the battalion’s last action in North Africa.
17/03/2020 Pte. Thomas Seawright On 5th April, the 5th Battalion captured and held some high ground overlooking the next physical obstacle on the road to Mareth, Wadi Zigzaou, which the 50th Division were to attack. This attack failed, but the enemy later withdrew. The next physical obstacle on the route to Tunis, some 15 miles ahead, was Wadi Akarit, between the coast and Roumana Ridge. The battalion was put in to help 152 Brigade and successfully took the southern end of this ridge on 6th April.
17/03/2020 Pte. Thomas Seawright Private Thomas Seawright was serving with the 5th Battalion of the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders when he died in Tunisia on 7th April 1943, age 21.
17/03/2020 Pte. Thomas Seawright Thomas Seawright initially enlisted with the Royal Ulster Rifles.
17/03/2020 Pte. Thomas Seawright Known family: Thomas George Seawright, Louise D Seawright, William Seawright (born 25th January 1920, Stewartstown), Thomas Seawright (born 24th May 1922).
17/03/2020 Pte. Thomas Seawright Thomas Seawright was born on 24th May 1922, probably in the Stewartstown – Newmills area.
17/03/2020 Pte. Thomas Seawright Thomas George Seawright and Sarah Latimer were married on 19th February 1919 in the district of Cookstown.
17/03/2020 Pte. Thomas Seawright According to the CWGC, his mother was Louise D Seawright. However, most information suggests that his mother was called Sarah.
17/03/2020 Pte. Thomas Seawright It is believed Thomas George served in World War One. There is a Thomas Seawright listed on the Newmills Church of Ireland WW1 Roll of Honour of those who served.
17/03/2020 Pte. Thomas Seawright Thomas Seawright was the son of Thomas George Seawright.
17/03/2020 L/Corp Patrick Joseph Rush The CWGC record Lance Corporal Patrick Joseph Rush as the son of Alice Rush.
17/03/2020 L/Corp Patrick Joseph Rush Lance Corporal Patrick Joseph Rush is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
17/03/2020 L/Corp Patrick Joseph Rush Lance Corporal Patrick Joseph Rush is buried in Coalisland Roman Catholic Cemetery in Brackaville, County Tyrone.
17/03/2020 L/Corp Patrick Joseph Rush Lance Corporal Patrick Joseph Rush was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Wiltshire Regiment when he died on 27th August 1944, age 23.
17/03/2020 L/Corp Patrick Joseph Rush From the family headstone, Alice was 79 when she died, making her birth date around 1887. The 1911 census lists an Alice Rush living in Camlough, Armagh. She was born in County Louth and was married by then for two years – around 1909.
17/03/2020 L/Corp Patrick Joseph Rush Patrick Joseph Rush was the son of Alice Rush. He was born about 1921.
17/03/2020 Sgt. Frederick Livingston Roleston Sergeant Frederick Livingston ROLESTON (982544) Wireless Operator
17/03/2020 Sgt. Frederick Livingston Roleston Sergeant Charles O'CALLAGHAN (547590) Flight Engineer
17/03/2020 Sgt. Frederick Livingston Roleston Sergeant John Thomas JONES (657611) Observer
17/03/2020 Sgt. Frederick Livingston Roleston Sergeant Cyril Edward JEFFREY (1028004) Air Gunner
17/03/2020 Sgt. Frederick Livingston Roleston Sergeant Norman HENDERSON (1078358) Observer
17/03/2020 Sgt. Frederick Livingston Roleston Sergeant Maldwyn GRIFFITHS (1379390) Pilot
17/03/2020 Sgt. Frederick Livingston Roleston Sergeant Thomas DUFFY (798611) Air Gunner
17/03/2020 Sgt. Frederick Livingston Roleston The CWGC record Sergeant (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner) Frederick Livingston Roleston as the son of Frederick Thomas Roleston and Sarah Louisa Roleston of Benburb, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
17/03/2020 Sgt. Frederick Livingston Roleston Sergeant F L Roleston is commemorated locally on Moy War Memorial.
17/03/2020 Sgt. Frederick Livingston Roleston Sergeant Frederick Livingston Roleston is buried in Hamburg Cemetery. His inscription reads: UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN
17/03/2020 Sgt. Frederick Livingston Roleston His Stirling aircraft, serial number N3763, flew from R.A.F. Downham Market with eight other aircraft on a night raid to bomb a submarine yard at Lubeck, near Hamberg. During the flight this aircraft was hit by flak and crashed in a field at Hubertus, near Hamburg. The seven crew, who were all killed, were:
17/03/2020 Sgt. Frederick Livingston Roleston Sergeant (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner) Frederick Livingston Roleston was serving with 218 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve when he was killed in action on 2nd October 1942.
17/03/2020 Sgt. Frederick Livingston Roleston Known family: Frederick Thomas Roleston, Sarah Louisa Roleston, Agnes Roleston (born 7th April 1917, Benburb), Lillie Roleston (born 29th November 1918, Benburb), Frederick Livingston Roleston (born about 1921).
17/03/2020 Sgt. Frederick Livingston Roleston Frederick Livingston Roleston was born about 1921. He was born in the Benburb area.
17/03/2020 Sgt. Frederick Livingston Roleston Frederick Livingston Roleston was the son of Frederick Thomas Roleston and Sarah Louisa Roleston. Frederick Thomas Roleston and Sarah Louisa Livingston were married on 28th June 1916 in the district of Newry & Mourne.
16/03/2020 Sgt. John Rainey AT THIS POINT THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO EVIDENCE TO SUGGEST THAT THIS IS THE J RAINEY ON MOY WAR MEMORIAL, BUT HE IS ‘BEST FIT’ AT PRESENT
16/03/2020 Sgt. John Rainey John Rainey was born on 13th June 1916 in the Omagh area.
16/03/2020 Sgt. John Rainey John Rainey was the son of Henry A and Ann Jane Rainey. Henry Rainey and Ann Jane Hamilton were married on 5th April 1915 in the district of Omagh.
16/03/2020 Pte. George Montgomery Known family: Hugh Montgomery, Olivia Montgomery, Robert Alexander Montgomery (born 30th August 1897), Hugh Montgomery (born 27th February 1899), Charlotte Montgomery (born 31st October 1900, died 12th November 1900), William John Montgomery (born 14th April 1902), Sarah Florence Montgomery (born 5th November 1903), George Montgomery (born 14th May 1905), Mary Catheline Nora Montgomery (born 20th June 1907), Thomas Joseph Montgomery (born 10th July 1909), Olivia Montgomery (born 8th May 1911), James Montgomery (born 29th April 1913).
16/03/2020 Pte. George Montgomery George Montgomery was born on 14th May 1905. He was one of at least ten children, all born in the Coalisland area.
16/03/2020 Pte. George Montgomery George Montgomery was the son of Hugh and Olivia Montgomery. Hugh Montgomery and Olivia Simpson were married on 5th June 1896 in the district of Dungannon.
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15/03/2020 Sgt. Frederick Livingston Roleston 02317
15/03/2020 L/Corp Robert Daniel Robinson 02315
15/03/2020 L/Corp Robert Daniel Robinson 02314
15/03/2020 L/Corp Robert Daniel Robinson There is also a Lance Corporal R D Robinson, with the Royal Ulster Rifles, on Dungannon War Memorial.
15/03/2020 L/Corp Robert Daniel Robinson There is no obvious war casualty who relates to this man at present. It is noted that his name is ot in alphabetical order on Newmills plaque, which may imply he died after war.
15/03/2020 L/Corp Robert Daniel Robinson On Newmills Church Plaque there is a Robert Daniel Robinson, a Lance Corporal with the Royal Ulster Rifles, who died during World War Two.
15/03/2020 L/Corp Victor Reid 02313
15/03/2020 Sgt. John Rainey 02312
15/03/2020 Sgt. John Rainey 02311
15/03/2020 L/Corp Patrick Pearson 02310
15/03/2020 Fusilier Joseph Robinson 02309
15/03/2020 Fusilier Joseph Robinson The CWGC record Fusilier Joseph Robinson as the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Robinson of Ballygawley, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
15/03/2020 Fusilier Joseph Robinson Fusilier Joseph Robinson is commemorated locally on Clogher War Memorial.
15/03/2020 Fusilier Joseph Robinson Fusilier Joseph Robinson is buried in Oued Zarga War Cemetery in Tunisia.
15/03/2020 Fusilier Joseph Robinson On Wednesday 7th April 1943, the 6th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers moved by night to their start positions. The 6th Skins seized their objectives half way up the feature by a night attack in the early hours of the morning. The 1st Faughs passed through and by 1400 hours were on the summit. Before nightfall, the 1st Faughs had consolidated its position and succeeded in capturing or killing 120 enemy at a cost of 50 casualties. The CO of the Skins, Lieutenant Colonel Charles Allen, was killed during the fighting. He had moved forward to personally support one of his companies that had become pinned down by machine-gun fire when attempting to cross one of the wadis. For their actions that day there were two Military Crosses, one Distinguished Conduct Medal and three Military Medals awarded to members of the two Battalions.
15/03/2020 Fusilier Joseph Robinson In April 1943, the allies were on their final thrust eastwards against Tunis. They had to capture an area of high ground some 20 miles short of Tunis. The capture of a 1,400 foot high feature, called Jebel al Mahdi, on the left of the Division's front, was tasked to 38 (Irish) Brigade. The approach included a difficult wadi as well as wire and mines.
15/03/2020 Fusilier Joseph Robinson Fusilier Joseph Robinson was serving with the 6th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in the assault on Djebel el Mahdi in Tunisia on 7th April 1943.
15/03/2020 Fusilier Joseph Robinson Joseph Robinson was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Robinson. He was born about 1924.
14/03/2020 Sgt. John Rainey The CWGC record Sergeant John Rainey as the son of Henry A and Ann Jane Rainey of Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
14/03/2020 Sgt. John Rainey Sergeant John Rainey is commemorated locally on Moy War Memorial.
14/03/2020 Sgt. John Rainey Sergeant John Rainey is buried in Geel War Cemetery in Antwerpan, Belgium. His inscription reads: HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR THOSE HE LOVED AND THOSE HE LOVED REMEMBER.
14/03/2020 Sgt. John Rainey Around that time, Antwerp was the subject of sustained V1 attacks on Antwerp. From October 1944 to March 1945, more than 4,800 V-1's were targeted at Antwerp. Of these, only 4.5 percent fell in the area around Antwerp.
14/03/2020 Sgt. John Rainey There were three men from the Royal Corps of Signals who died that day and are buried in Geel War Cemetery. The other two were Raymond Vincent Carter (2806455) and Derrick Rowland John Moore (2806633). It is suspected they were killed by a V1 rocket.
14/03/2020 Sgt. John Rainey Sergeant John Rainey was serving with 1 Independent Troop Signal Section, part of the Royal Corps of Signals when he was killed on 28th December 1944 in the Antwerp area.
14/03/2020 L/Corp Patrick Pearson The CWGC record Lance Corporal Patrick Pearson as the son of Patrick and Mary Pearson (nee Heatherington). He is also recorded as the husband of Brigid Pearson of Ballygawley.
14/03/2020 L/Corp Patrick Pearson Lance Corporal Patrick Pearson is buried in Garvaghey Roman Catholic Churchyard, near Ballygawley. He is the only Commonwealth burial in this cemetery.
14/03/2020 L/Corp Patrick Pearson Lance Corporal Patrick Pearson was serving with the 48th Royal Tank Regiment, part of the Royal Armoured Corps when he died on 7th October 1940.
14/03/2020 L/Corp Patrick Pearson Patrick Pearson became the husband of Brigid Pearson of Ballygawley.
14/03/2020 L/Corp Patrick Pearson Patrick Pearson was the son of Patrick and Mary Pearson (nee Heatherington). He was born about 1900.
14/03/2020 Pte. George Montgomery Private George Montgomery is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
14/03/2020 Pte. George Montgomery Private George Montgomery is commemorated on the family headstone in Newmills Parish Churchyard.
14/03/2020 Pte. George Montgomery It is unclear as to where Private George Montgomery is buried. He is not listed with the American Battle Monuments Commission. For this reason, it is thought his remains were repatriated and brought home and he is buried in the family plot in Newmills Parish Churchyard.
14/03/2020 Pte. George Montgomery The Battle of Makin was an engagement of the Pacific campaign of World War II, fought from 20th to 23rd November 1943 on Makin Atoll in the Gilbert Islands. The complete occupation of Makin took four days and cost considerably more in naval casualties than in ground forces. Despite possessing great superiority in men and weapons, the 27th Division had difficulty subduing the island's small defence force. Against an estimated 395 Japanese killed in action during the operation, American ground casualties numbered 66 killed and 152 wounded. U.S. Navy losses were significantly higher: 644 deaths on the Liscome Bay, 43 killed in a turret fire on the battleship USS Mississippi, and 10 killed in action with naval shore parties or as aviators, for a total of 697 naval deaths. The overall total of 763 American dead almost equalled the number of men in the entire Japanese garrison.
14/03/2020 Pte. George Montgomery Private George Montgomery was killed in action at Makin Island, U.S.A. on 20th November 1943. He was serving with the U. S. Army, 165th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division.
14/03/2020 Pte. George Montgomery George enlisted in Kings County, New York on 31st January 1941. He gave his occupation as semi-skilled: chauffeurs and drivers, bus, taxi, truck, and tractor. He was not married.
14/03/2020 Pte. George Montgomery Military records list him as a native of the Irish Free State. This is assumed to mean the island of Ireland.
14/03/2020 Pte. George Montgomery George emigrated to the United States.
14/03/2020 Pte. George Montgomery The 1911 census lists George as age 6, living with the family at house 43 in Gortgonis, Tullyniskane.
14/03/2020 Pte. George Montgomery The 1901 census records the family at house 42 in Derry, Tullyniskane, County Tyrone. Hugh Montgomery was a linen lapper.
12/03/2020 Lt Col Charles Thomas Milnes-Gaskell 02308
12/03/2020 Lt Col Charles Thomas Milnes-Gaskell 02307
12/03/2020 Lt Col Charles Thomas Milnes-Gaskell It seems doubtful Lieutenant Colonel Charles Thomas Milnes Gaskell ever lived in the Dungannon area.
12/03/2020 Lt Col Charles Thomas Milnes-Gaskell The CWGC record Lieutenant Colonel Charles Thomas Milnes Gaskell as the son of Evelyn and Constance Milnes Gaskell. He is also recorded as the husband of Patricia Milnes Gaskell (nee Hare) of Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.
12/03/2020 Lt Col Charles Thomas Milnes-Gaskell ‘Also his grandson, Charles Thomas Milnes Gaskell, Lieutenant Colonel, Coldstream Guards, born 5th November 1908.Killed in an air accident 5th November 1943. Buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery. ‘He made perfect in a short time fulfilled a long ime.’ Book of Wisdom Chapter 4, Verse 13.’
12/03/2020 Lt Col Charles Thomas Milnes-Gaskell Lieutenant Colonel Charles Milnes-Gaskell is also commemorated on a separate family memorial plaque in Holy Trinity Church, Much Wenlock, Shropshire. It reads:
12/03/2020 Lt Col Charles Thomas Milnes-Gaskell Lieutenant Colonel Charles Milnes-Gaskell is also commemorated on the World War Two Memorial in Holy Trinity Church, Much Wenlock, Shropshire.
12/03/2020 Lt Col Charles Thomas Milnes-Gaskell Lieutenant Colonel Charles Milnes-Gaskell is commemorated locally on the Memorial window in St Anne’s Church in Dungannon and on Dungannon War Memorial.
12/03/2020 Lt Col Charles Thomas Milnes-Gaskell Lieutenant Colonel Charles Thomas Milnes-Gaskell is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery in Egypt. His inscription reads: KILLED ON HIS BIRTHDAY IN AIR ACCIDENT COMING HOME FROM MOSCOW.
12/03/2020 Lt Col Charles Thomas Milnes-Gaskell Lieutenant Colonel Charles Thomas Milnes-Gaskell, died on the 5th November 1943. He was killed in an air crash whilst returning from Moscow. It was his 35th birthday.
12/03/2020 Lt Col Charles Thomas Milnes-Gaskell Lieutenant Colonel Milnes-Gaskell was liaison officer with the N.K.V.D. The NKVD was the interior ministry of the Soviet Union, which would have been responsible, amongst other things, for Russian spies.
12/03/2020 Lt Col Charles Thomas Milnes-Gaskell Lieutenant Colonel Charles Milnes-Gaskell became part of the Special Operations Executive – The S.O.E. conducted espionage, sabotage and reconnaissance in occupied Europe
12/03/2020 Lt Col Charles Thomas Milnes-Gaskell Like his late uncle, Viscount Northland, Charles Milnes-Gaskell joined the Coldstream Guards.
12/03/2020 Lt Col Charles Thomas Milnes-Gaskell It is thought the family lived in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.
12/03/2020 Lt Col Charles Thomas Milnes-Gaskell Known family: Charles Thomas Milnes-Gaskell, Ethel Patricia Milnes-Gaskell, James Milnes-Gaskell (born about 1937), Andrew Milnes-Gaskell (born about 1939), Thomas Milnes-Gaskell1 (born about 1942).
12/03/2020 Lt Col Charles Thomas Milnes-Gaskell Charles Thomas Milnes-Gaskell married Lady Ethel Patricia Hare on 12th November 1936, possibly in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. She was the daughter of Richard Granville Hare, 4th Earl of Listowel.
12/03/2020 Lt Col Charles Thomas Milnes-Gaskell Known family: Evelyn Milnes-Gaskell, Constance Milnes-Gaskell, Charles Thomas Milnes-Gaskell (born 5th November 1908).
12/03/2020 Lt Col Charles Thomas Milnes-Gaskell Charles Thomas Milnes-Gaskell was born on 5th November 1908 in Knaresborough, Yorkshire. He was the nephew of Viscount Northland.
12/03/2020 Lt Col Charles Thomas Milnes-Gaskell Constance Harriet Stuart Knox was the daughter of the Earl of Ranfurly and the brother of Viscount Northland who died in World War One. She was brought up in Northland House in Dungannon.
12/03/2020 Lt Col Charles Thomas Milnes-Gaskell Charles Thomas Milnes-Gaskell was the son of Major Evelyn Milnes-Gaskell and Lady Constance Harriet Stuart Milnes-Gaskell. Evelyn Milnes-Gaskell and Constance Harriet Stuart Knox were married on 7th November 1905 in St George’s, Hanover Square, London.
12/03/2020 Lt Col Charles Thomas Milnes-Gaskell This is the first attempt to detail the life of Lieutenant Colonel Charles Thomas Milnes-Gaskell and the information will be the subject of many revisions and corrections as more details are added.
11/03/2020 Fusilier Michael John O'Donnell 02306
11/03/2020 Fusilier Michael John O'Donnell The CWGC record Fusilier Michael John O’Donnell as the son of Richard and Elizabeth Wilson of Aughnacloy, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
11/03/2020 Fusilier Michael John O'Donnell Fusilier O’Donnell was reinterred in Cassino War Cemetery in Italy on 9th August 1945.
11/03/2020 Fusilier Michael John O'Donnell Fusilier Michael John O’Donnell was originally buried at GSGS Map Ref. 1CGR.WMB.2114, probably west of Cassino.
11/03/2020 Fusilier Michael John O'Donnell The battalion diary notes that on the day, seven men were killed and 15 injured due to ten minutes of intense shelling during the night.
11/03/2020 Fusilier Michael John O'Donnell Fusilier Michael John O’Donnell was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he died on 27th May 1944 in Italy.
11/03/2020 Fusilier Michael John O'Donnell Michael John O’Donnell was the son of Richard and Elizabeth Wilson.
11/03/2020 Driver Bertie Nimmons In late January, early February, the number of flying bombs had increased to the highest point and then tapered off in the month of March 1945. As the V-weapon attacks on Antwerp came to an end and the German firing crews were forced to retreat by the advancing Allied troops, the last V-2 rocket was felt in Antwerp on March 27, landing in Mortsel killing 27 and injuring another 62 people. The last of the flying bombs occurred on March 30. Final numbers indicate: From October 1944 to March 1945, more than 4,800 V-1's were detected. Of these, only 4.5 percent fell into the protected area around Antwerp.
11/03/2020 Driver Bertie Nimmons Driver Bertie Nimmons, and ten of his colleagues from the 17th Line of Communication were killed on that day. It is thought they were killed by a V1 (or possibly a V2) rocket.
10/03/2020 Driver Bertie Nimmons Many thanks to Kenny Farquhar, whose research was instrumental to this information
10/03/2020 Driver Bertie Nimmons Driver Bertie Nimmons is NOT commemorated locally.
10/03/2020 Driver Bertie Nimmons Driver Bertie Nimmons is buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery in Antwerpan, Belgium.
10/03/2020 Driver Bertie Nimmons Driver Bertie Nimmons was serving with the 17th Line of Communication, Royal Corps of Signals when he was killed in action on 23rd February 1945 in Antwerp.
10/03/2020 Driver Bertie Nimmons Bertie was the husband of Mrs Sadie Nimmons G.S.R.N., S.C.M. (State Certified Midwife), of Braeside, Drumahoe, County Londonderry.
10/03/2020 Driver Bertie Nimmons Known family: Robert Nimmons, Sarah Jane Nimmons, John Herbert Nimmons (born 10th August 1905), James Albert Thomas Nimmons (born 9th July 1906), Robert Edgar Nimmons (born about 1908), Bertie Norman Nimmons (born 30th June 1911), Reginald Nimmons (born 3rd August 1913), Walter Nimmons (born 17th October 1914), Harold Nimmons (born 25th January 1918).
10/03/2020 Driver Bertie Nimmons Bertie Nimmons was born on 30th June 1911. He was one of at least seven children, all born in the Benburb area.
10/03/2020 Driver Bertie Nimmons Bertie Norman Nimmons was the son of Robert and Sarah Jane Nimmons. Robert Nimmons and Sarah Cassells were married on 16th June 1904 in the district of Dungannon.
10/03/2020 Fusilier Robert John Morrow 02305
10/03/2020 Fusilier Robert John Morrow 02303
10/03/2020 Fusilier Robert John Morrow 02304
10/03/2020 Fusilier Robert John Morrow He joined the Commandos on their formation, taking part in many raids on enemy territory, and was also in action in the invasion of France. Commando Morrow was, in the words of his commanding officer, ‘an old soldier of the very best type, quiet keen, efficient and completely dependable – one of the really steady men, that makes up the backbone of a troop.’
10/03/2020 Fusilier Robert John Morrow Commando Robert Morrow joined the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers twelve years ago and saw foreign service in Palestine, Egypt and India. He went with the Expeditionary Force to France in 1939, served in Norway and was also in the Dunkirk evacuation. He also took part in the Italian campaign.
10/03/2020 Fusilier Robert John Morrow You will find our brother’s name.’
10/03/2020 Fusilier Robert John Morrow On Ulster’s Roll of Honour,
10/03/2020 Fusilier Robert John Morrow The call was not in vain,
10/03/2020 Fusilier Robert John Morrow ‘His King and country called him,
10/03/2020 Fusilier Robert John Morrow The many friends of Commando Morrow (Bobby) in the Cabby district, have heard with deep regret of his death in action while crossing the Rhine. It appears that the assault craft which carried him and his companions suddenly sank in midstream, and that only six survivors were picked up. When he was first posted missing, everyone at home thought that he would turn up again, as he had one on two other occasions, when so posted.
10/03/2020 Fusilier Robert John Morrow From the Impartial Reporter dated 10th May 1945:
10/03/2020 Fusilier Robert John Morrow MORROW – on active service on 23rd March 1945, Robert (Bobbie), 6th Commando. Missing, presumed drowned, when power driven assault craft sank on crossing Rhine. Very deeply regretted by his loving brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Ruby. Also little nephews and nieces, Carngart, Clabby.
10/03/2020 Fusilier Robert John Morrow From the Impartial Reporter dated 10th May 1945: Death Notice
10/03/2020 Fusilier Robert John Morrow Commando Robert John Morrow is listed on pages 108 and 109 of the Fivemiletown War Dead book. The photo of Commando Robert Morrow is taken from there. Many thanks to Mark Byers, author of the Fivemiletown War Dead book, for the information and images provided
10/03/2020 Fusilier Robert John Morrow Commando Morrow is commemorated locally on Fivemiletown War Memorial.
10/03/2020 Fusilier Robert John Morrow Fusilier Robert John Morrow is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.
10/03/2020 Fusilier Robert John Morrow On two other occasions Commando Morrow had been posted as missing, but had survived.
10/03/2020 Fusilier Robert John Morrow On 23rd March 1945, as part of Operation Plunder, the Commandos were involved in raids across the Rhine, a day before the main action to cross the Rhine. Commando Robert Morrow died while his unit was crossing the Rhine at Wesel in a power driven assault craft when. It got into difficulties and sank. Only six survivors were picked up.
10/03/2020 Fusilier Robert John Morrow Commando Robert Morrow is officially listed as being with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, but was actually with No 2 Troop of 6 Commando.
10/03/2020 Fusilier Robert John Morrow Fusilier Morrow joined the Commandos on their formation (around June 1940), taking part in many raids on enemy territory, and was also in action in the invasion of France.
10/03/2020 Fusilier Robert John Morrow He went with the Expeditionary Force to France in 1939, served in Norway and was also in the Dunkirk evacuation. He also took part in the Italian campaign.
10/03/2020 Fusilier Robert John Morrow Fusilier Morrow saw service in Palestine, Egypt and India.
10/03/2020 Fusilier Robert John Morrow Robert Morrow joined the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers around 1933.
10/03/2020 Fusilier Robert John Morrow Known family: Edward Morrow. Sarah Morrow, Robert John Morrow (born about 1914), Thomas Morrow.
10/03/2020 Fusilier Robert John Morrow Robert John Morrow was the son of Edward and Sarah Morrow. He was born about 1914.
09/03/2020 Pilot Off Cecil Robert Montgomery Pilot Officer Cecil Robert Montgomery is listed on page 95 of the Fivemiletown book, from which these details come from. Many thanks to Mark Byers for the information.
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09/03/2020 Pilot Off Cecil Robert Montgomery The CWGC record Pilot Officer Cecil Robert Montgomery as the son of John and Mary Eleanor Montgomery of Fivemiletown, County Tyrone.
09/03/2020 Pilot Off Cecil Robert Montgomery A small housing development now stands in the grounds of Kenley Airfield. The seven roads in the development bear the names of men from Kenley who gave their lives during the Battle of Britain. Montgomery Way is one of these roads.
09/03/2020 Pilot Off Cecil Robert Montgomery Pilot Officer Cecil Robert Montgomery is commemorated locally on Fivemiletown War Memorial.
09/03/2020 Pilot Off Cecil Robert Montgomery Pilot Officer Cecil Robert Montgomery is buried in Oye-Plage Communal Cemetery, near Calais in France along with his colleague that day, Peter Collard.
09/03/2020 Pilot Off Cecil Robert Montgomery The following is taken from the Northern Ireland Will Calendar Index 1858–1965: Montgomery, Cecil Robert, of Tullykenneye, County Fermanagh pilot officer RAF. Died 14th August 1940 in action. Tullykenneye lies midway between Fivemiletown and Brookeborough.
09/03/2020 Pilot Off Cecil Robert Montgomery Pilot Officer Montgomery’s body washed ashore in France.
09/03/2020 Pilot Off Cecil Robert Montgomery Pilot Officer Cecil Robert Montgomery was shot down his Hawker Hurricane P3160 at 1250hrs on 14th August 1940. The plane went down over the English Channel near Dover, Kent.
09/03/2020 Pilot Off Cecil Robert Montgomery On 14th August 1940, during the Battle of Britain, 615 Squadron flew to RAF Hawkinge, Kent. Twelve Hawker Hurricanes were to intercept a Luftwaffe raid over Dover. Flying Officer Peter Collard led Red Section with Montgomery and Pilot Officer SJ Madle. Madle detached to fly beneath cloud cover due to an oxygen failure. He was the only survivor as both Collard and Montgomery’s planes went down.
09/03/2020 Pilot Off Cecil Robert Montgomery On 14th May 1940, he joined RAF 615 Squadron. They were in France at the time but returned to RAF Kenley, Surrey by 21st May 1940.
09/03/2020 Pilot Off Cecil Robert Montgomery His name featured in the London Gazette on 26th March 1940, having received his wings on 24th February 1940. He joined the Group Pool at Aston Down, Gloucestershire and converted to Hawker Hurricanes.
09/03/2020 Pilot Off Cecil Robert Montgomery On 5th August 1939, he became an Acting Pilot Officer. He moved to No. 2 Flying Training School at Brize Norton, Oxfordshire on 21st August 1939. He completed training on 17th February 1940.
09/03/2020 Pilot Off Cecil Robert Montgomery He began pilot training on 12th June 1939 at No. 22 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training School in Cambridge.
09/03/2020 Pilot Off Cecil Robert Montgomery In June 1939, Montgomery joined the Royal Air Force on a short service commission.
09/03/2020 Pilot Off Cecil Robert Montgomery Pilot Officer Cecil Robert Montgomery served in the Royal Air Force during World War Two.
09/03/2020 Pilot Off Cecil Robert Montgomery Known family: John Montgomery, Mary Eleanor Montgomery, Cecil Robert Montgomery (born 12th February 1914), William Montgomery (born 26th August 1915, John Montgomery (born 18th September 1917).
09/03/2020 Pilot Off Cecil Robert Montgomery Cecil Robert Montgomery was born on 12th February 1914. He was the eldest of three known children, all born in Brookeborough area.
09/03/2020 Pilot Off Cecil Robert Montgomery Cecil Robert Montgomery was the eldest son of John and Mary Eleanor Montgomery. John Montgomery and Mary Betty were married on the 23rd October 1911 in the district of Dungannon.
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08/03/2020 Corp John Anderson Moffit Known family: Crozier Fleming Moffit, Eliza Jane Moffit, Hamilton Moffitt (born 26th January 1912), Margaret Moffitt (born 15th April 1913), Sidney Moffitt (born 15th February 1915), Robert Moffitt (born 15th May 1916), Hilda Moffitt (born 16th November 1917), Joseph Moffitt (born 26th May 1919), John Anderson Moffitt (born about 1923), John Anderson Moffit was born about 1923.
08/03/2020 Corp John Anderson Moffit John Anderson Moffitt was the son of Crozier Fleming and Eliza Jane Moffit. Crozier Fleming Moffit and Eliza Jane Reid were married on 16th June 1910 in the district of Dungannon.
08/03/2020 Fusilier John Joseph Mingle 02298
08/03/2020 Fusilier John Joseph Mingle 02297
08/03/2020 Fusilier John Joseph Mingle Fusilier John Mingle was initially buried at Ref. 26GR/JPW/2390.
08/03/2020 Fusilier John Joseph Mingle The CWGC record Fusilier John Joseph Mingle as the son of Daniel and Violet Mingle. He is also recorded as the husband of Mary Josephine Mingle of Dungannon, County Tyrone.
08/03/2020 Fusilier John Joseph Mingle Austria was annexed by Germany in March 1938, and many labour, prisoner-of-war and concentration camps were established there by the Germans. The principal POW camps were at Döllersheim, Gneixendorf, Kaisersteinbruch, Lienz, Spittal an der Drau, Wolfsberg and Graz. Commonwealth war dead buried in Austria were mainly servicemen who died in these camps in captivity, airmen who were shot down or crashed while flying over the country and those who died while serving with the army of occupation after the war. Klagenfurt, the only Commonwealth war cemetery in Austria, was begun in June 1945 by the British occupying forces, who moved graves into it from all over the country. It now contains 589 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. Between 1950 and 1954, eight First World War graves (three of them unidentified) were moved into the cemetery from small cemeteries at Innsbruck, Mauthausen, Muhldorf and Vienna.
08/03/2020 Fusilier John Joseph Mingle Fusilier John Mingle was reinterred in Klagenfurt War Cemetery in Austria on 31st January 1946. His inscription reads IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR HUSBAND. GOD REST HIS SOUL. HIS WIFE MARY JOSEPHINE.
08/03/2020 Fusilier John Joseph Mingle Fusilier John Joseph Mingle died on 21st July 1945, after the war had finished.
08/03/2020 Fusilier John Joseph Mingle John Mingle served with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in World War Two.
08/03/2020 Fusilier John Joseph Mingle John Joseph Mingle was the husband of Mary Josephine Mingle.
08/03/2020 Fusilier John Joseph Mingle John Joseph Mingle was the son of Daniel and Violet Mingle. He was born about 1921.
08/03/2020 Pte. Robert Meglaughlin 02296
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08/03/2020 Pte. Robert Meglaughlin Private Robert Meglaughlin is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
08/03/2020 Pte. Robert Meglaughlin The German S-mine was the best-known version of a class of mines known as bounding mines. When triggered, these mines are launched into the air and then detonated at about 1 meter (3 ft) from the ground. The explosion projects a lethal spray of shrapnel in all directions. The S-mine was an anti-personnel mine developed by Germany in the 1930s and used extensively by German forces during World War II. It was designed to be used in open areas against unshielded infantry.
08/03/2020 Pte. Robert Meglaughlin Private Robert McLaughlin was serving with 109th Engineer Combat Battalion, 34th Infantry Division in Italy when he was killed on 5th November 1943. At that time he was checking for mines and booby-traps in an area Southwest of Santa Maria Olivetto when he stood on an S Mine.
08/03/2020 Pte. Robert Meglaughlin Robert Meglaughlin enlisted (under the name McLaughlin) in the U.S. Army at 2032 Albany, New York on 18th June 1942. He was living in Dutchess, New York at the time working as a construction foreman.
08/03/2020 Pte. Robert Meglaughlin Robert emigrated to the United States.
08/03/2020 Pte. Robert Meglaughlin Robert Meglaughlin was born about 1907 in Northern Ireland
08/03/2020 Pte. Robert Meglaughlin Robert Meglaughlin is recorded by the U.S. Army as McLaughlin.
08/03/2020 Pte. Owen Meenan The CWGC record Private Owen Meenan as the son of Bernard and Annie Meenan. He is also listed as the husband of Frances Olive Meenan of Droylsden, Lancashire
08/03/2020 Pte. Owen Meenan Private Owen Meenan is also commemorated on the World War Two Memorial at Egerton Lodge in Melton Mowbray.
08/03/2020 Pte. Owen Meenan Private Owen Meenan is commemorated locally on Clogher War Memorial.
08/03/2020 Pte. Owen Meenan Private Owen Meenan has no known grave and is commemorated on Column 66 of the Singapore Memorial, which stands in Kranji War Cemetery.
08/03/2020 Pte. Owen Meenan Private Owen Meenan died during the defence of Singapore at the Battle of Kampar on 12th February 1942.
08/03/2020 Pte. Owen Meenan In February 1942, Private Owen Meenan was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Leicestershire Regiment in Singapore.
08/03/2020 Pte. Owen Meenan In 1939 he married Frances Olive Dawson at Melton Mowbray. Together they had one son, Bernard Owen Meenan, born in 1941 in Melton Mowbray.
08/03/2020 Pte. Owen Meenan Owen Meenan was the son of Bernard and Annie Meenan. He was born in 1906 in County Tyrone. No confirmation of this can be found in GRONI or the Census.
08/03/2020 Gnr William John McMullan 02293
08/03/2020 Gnr William John McMullan 02292
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08/03/2020 Gnr William John McMullan 02290
08/03/2020 Gnr William John McMullan 02289
08/03/2020 Gnr William John McMullan The CWGC record Gunner William John McMullan as the son of Archibald and Mary McMullan of Benburb, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
08/03/2020 Gnr William John McMullan Gunner William John McMullan is also commemorated on a plaque at Shawnigan Lake School in British Columbia where he worked for twelve years.
08/03/2020 Gnr William John McMullan Gunner William John McMullan is commemorated locally on Moy War Memorial.
08/03/2020 Gnr William John McMullan 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.
08/03/2020 Gnr William John McMullan Gunner William John McMullan has no known grave. He is commemorated on Panel 23 of the Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial, located thirty miles from London.
08/03/2020 Gnr William John McMullan William’s sister Eva Whittle lived in Toronto, Canada. In his will William left his effects to Eva’s son.
08/03/2020 Gnr William John McMullan 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).
08/03/2020 Gnr William John McMullan Gunner William McMullan was serving in Europe when he was killed in action at the Dieppe debacle on 19th August 1942.
08/03/2020 Gnr William John McMullan Gunner William McMullan served with the 3rd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, part of the Royal Canadian Infantry Corps (R.C.I.C.) during World War Two.
08/03/2020 Gnr William John McMullan When war was declared, he just failed to be the first to enlist in the district. He was a truck driver at the time. On enlistment, William gave his address as Shawnigan Lake Post Office. His next of kin was his father, living at Drumflough, Benburb.
08/03/2020 Gnr William John McMullan William settled in western Canada in British Columbia. He became Shawnigan Lake School’s odd-job man from about 1927 to 1939 and had assisted in levelling the school fields.
08/03/2020 Gnr William John McMullan William John McMullan emigrated to Canada.
08/03/2020 Gnr William John McMullan Known family: Archibald McMullan, Mary Harriet McMullan, James Archibald McMullan (born 15th April 1900), Eva Isabella McMullan (born 12th December 1901), William John McMullan (born 29th April 1904), Edwin Samuel McMullan (born 15th February 1906), Alfred Thomas McMullan (born 6th February 1908), Edith Alecia McMullan (born 21st October 1909), Aubrey McMullan (born 1st January 1912), Annie McMullan (born 12th November 1913), Sidney McMullan (born 17th February 1916).
08/03/2020 Gnr William John McMullan The 1911 census lists William John as a age 7, living with the family at house 9 in Crubinagh, Benburb. Archibald McMullan was a farmer.
08/03/2020 Gnr William John McMullan William John McMullan was born on 29th April 1904. He was one of at least nine children, all born in the Benburb area.
08/03/2020 Gnr William John McMullan The 1901 census lists the McMullan family living at house 3 in Mossmore, Benburb, County Tyrone. They were a farming family.
08/03/2020 Gnr William John McMullan William John McMullan was the son of Archibald and Mary Harriet McMullan. Archibald McMullan and Mary Harriet Richardson were married on 30th June 1899 in the district of Dungannon.
07/03/2020 Fusilier James McMaster 02288
07/03/2020 Fusilier James McMaster 02287
07/03/2020 Fusilier James McMaster The CWGC record Fusilier James McMaster as the son of Thomas and Maud McMaster of Ballydrain, County Down.
07/03/2020 Fusilier James McMaster Fusilier James McMaster is commemorated locally on Clogher War Memorial.
07/03/2020 Fusilier James McMaster Fusilier James McMaster has no known grave and is commemorated on Face 7 of the Athens Memorial in Greece.
07/03/2020 Fusilier James McMaster Fusilier James McMaster is believed to be have been killed in the fighting on Leros between 15th and 16th November 1943.
07/03/2020 Fusilier James McMaster The German landings began on 12th November, and forced the capitulation of the 3,000 allied forces after only four days.
07/03/2020 Fusilier James McMaster 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.
07/03/2020 Fusilier James McMaster Fusilier James McMaster served with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers in World War Two.
07/03/2020 Fusilier James McMaster Known family: Thomas McMaster, Maud McMaster, Mary McMaster (born 12th December 1911), Edith McMaster (born 23rd July 1914), Florence McMaster (born 23rd July 1914), Sarah McMaster (born 30th March 1916), James McMaster (born 29th December 1918).
07/03/2020 Fusilier James McMaster James McMaster was born 29th December 1918. He was one of at least five children, all born in the Clogher area.
07/03/2020 Fusilier James McMaster James McMaster was the son of Thomas and Maud McMaster. Thomas McMaster and Maud Girr/Gair were married on 27th October 1910 in the district of Dungannon.
07/03/2020 Civilian William McIntyre Many thanks to Kenny Farquhar, whose research was instrumental to this information.
07/03/2020 Civilian William McIntyre The CWGC record William McIntyre as the son of David and Matilda Kennedy McIntyre of Gas Works, Dungannon. He is recorded as having died at Duncairn Gardens. He was a B.Sc.
07/03/2020 Civilian William McIntyre William McIntyre is commemorated n the Civilian War Dead Roll of Honour. 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.
07/03/2020 Civilian William McIntyre It is not known where William McIntyre is buried.
07/03/2020 Civilian William McIntyre Nellie Bell recalled that 'At the top of Duncairn Gardens there had been a direct hit on a shelter. As we passed the dead and injured were being brought out.'
07/03/2020 Civilian William McIntyre William McIntyre died on 15th April 1941 at Duncairn Gardens in Belfast. He died in the Belfast Blitz. Duncairn Gardens, in the Antrim Road area of North Belfast, suffered severe damage during the heaviest bombing of the Belfast Blitz in April and May 1941.
07/03/2020 Civilian William McIntyre It seems that by the time of World War Two, William was working in Belfast.
07/03/2020 Civilian William McIntyre William McIntyre went on to university and attained a BSc degree.
07/03/2020 Civilian William McIntyre The 1911 census lists William as a baby, living with the family at house 18 in Washingford Row, Dungannon. William's father was the manager of the Gas Works in Dungannon.
07/03/2020 Civilian William McIntyre Known family: David McIntyre, Matilda Kennedy McIntyre, David McIntyre (born 8th May 1907), Barbara Helena McIntyre (born 2nd March 1909), William McIntyre (born 22nd December 1910), Joseph McIntyre (born 14th December 1912), John McIntyre (born 19th December 1914), Samuel McIntyre (born 28th June 1918).
07/03/2020 Civilian William McIntyre William McIntyre was born on 22nd December 1910. He was the fourth of at least six children, all born in Dungannon.
07/03/2020 Civilian William McIntyre William McIntyre was the second son of David and Matilda Kennedy McIntyre. David McIntyre and Matilda Campbell were married on 17th April 1906 in the district of Coleraine.
07/03/2020 Sgt. F (ww2) McIntyre 02286
07/03/2020 Sgt. F (ww2) McIntyre No information on this casualty is available.
07/03/2020 Sgt. F (ww2) McIntyre On the World War Two Plaque on Dungannon War Memorial is a Sergeant F McIntyre of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers who received the Distinguished Conduct Medal.
07/03/2020 Pte. Michael John McGee D.C.M. Private Michael John McGee D.C.M. is NOT commemorated locally.
07/03/2020 Pte. Michael John McGee D.C.M. With about twenty other soldiers, mostly from 6th Airborne Division, he is buried in Benouville Churchyard. Benouville is a village 10 kilometres north-east of Caen.
07/03/2020 Pte. Michael John McGee D.C.M. Private Michael John McGee was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Parachute Regiment when he died of wounds on 6th June 1944.
07/03/2020 Pte. Michael John McGee D.C.M. Michael McGee did not survive that day. He had been wounded by machine-gun fire from the German tank and died from his wounds later that day.
07/03/2020 Pte. Michael John McGee D.C.M. ‘The above named soldier was one of the parachutists who landed behind enemy lines on 6th June 1944. His company was in continuous action for 21 hours during most of which time it was cut off from the Battalion and attacked by superior numbers of infanty and tanks and S.P. guns. On one occasion Pte McGee, by engaging a Panther tank at point blank range with his bren gun fired from the hips, caused it to stop at a point, when his comrades put it out of action with a hand bomb. The soldier’s complete disregard for his personal safety was largely responsible for the successful and gallant action fought by his Company."
07/03/2020 Pte. Michael John McGee D.C.M. He was subsequently commended for the Distinguished Conduct Medal. His DCM recommendation reads:
07/03/2020 Pte. Michael John McGee D.C.M. ‘A Company in Bénouville with all its officers killed or wounded was reduced to a strength of less than 20. From time to time, we could hear its Officer Commanding, Nigel Taylor, shouting encouragement. We knew that he was lying by the window of a house, one leg shattered, when his second in command, Jim Webber - himself shot through his chest - got through to us to report. Things might have been worse for "A" Company but for the action of one man, 19-year-old Private McGee. Fed up with being shot at by a tank as he ducked down in his fox-hole, he leaped up and charged down the street firing his Sten gun from the hip. The tank crew closed up the shutters and were temporarily blinded, whereupon McGee threw a plastic Gammon bomb from a few yards and crippled the vehicle, which slewed across the road blocking any further tank movement. McGee was awarded the DCM posthumously: he was killed a few hours later.’
07/03/2020 Pte. Michael John McGee D.C.M. Michael McGee’s courage had saved his company from possible disaster, one of whom was Richard Todd, the 7th Battalion Acting Adjutant, who returned home to become a British actor in leading roles such as "The Dambusters" & "The Longest Day" of which Todd acknowledges in his autobiography. He wrote:
07/03/2020 Pte. Michael John McGee D.C.M. When a German Panther tank approached the position held by Michael McGee and some of his comrades, it seemed as if that position would be overrun. However, Private McGee jumped from his trench and charged towards the tank, firing a Bren gun from the hip. This must have seemed suicidal to his comrades but it shocked the Germans so much that the tank commander ordered his driver to stop. With the vehicle at a halt, other members of McGee’s company were able to run towards it and ‘put it out of action with a hand bomb’.
07/03/2020 Pte. Michael John McGee D.C.M. Michael McGee’s company (about 100 men) of 7th Parachute Battalion was in action without a break for almost 24 hours. For much of that time it was cut off from the remainder of the battalion and was under determined attack from stronger German forces. These included tanks and self-propelled artillery as well as infantry.
07/03/2020 Pte. Michael John McGee D.C.M. At Benouville the bridge over the Orne canal was captured by soldiers of 2nd Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, who landed in gliders, and the men of 7th Parachute Battalion. The bridge was intact as the airborne soldiers had arrived so quickly that the German engineers had not had time to set off the explosives that would have demolished it.
07/03/2020 Pte. Michael John McGee D.C.M. On the night of 5/6 June 1944, Private McGee jumped with his battalion behind the German lines in Normandy. The task of 5 Airborne Brigade was to capture bridges over the Orne river in preparation for the arrival of the seaborne invasion on 6 June - D-Day.
07/03/2020 Pte. Michael John McGee D.C.M. Private Michael John McGee served with 7th Parachute Battalion which was part of 5 Airborne Brigade in 6th Airborne Division.
07/03/2020 Pte. Michael John McGee D.C.M. It seems he lived most of his life in Tyrone, and lived at Mill Street in Aughnacloy for a time.
07/03/2020 Pte. Michael John McGee D.C.M. Michael John McGee was born about 1924 in County Monaghan.
07/03/2020 2nd Lt John Aymard Morton Mansel-Pleydell The CWGC record Second Lieutenant John Aymard Morton Mansel-Pleydell as the son of Ralph and Marguerite Marie Mansel-Pleydell.
07/03/2020 2nd Lt John Aymard Morton Mansel-Pleydell John’s uncle, John Morton Mansel-Pleydell, who was born in 1884, was killed in action on 22 September 1916 in World War One.
07/03/2020 2nd Lt John Aymard Morton Mansel-Pleydell John’s brother, Philip Morton Mansel-Pleydell, served throughout World War Two in the Royal Navy and by the time of his retirement in 1955, he had attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
07/03/2020 2nd Lt John Aymard Morton Mansel-Pleydell Second Lieutenant John Mansel-Pleydell is buried at Aghaloo Roman Catholic Churchyard. The church lies just north of Caledon. His inscription reads: ETERNAL REST GIVE UNTO HIM, O LORD; AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON HIM. AMEN
07/03/2020 2nd Lt John Aymard Morton Mansel-Pleydell Second Lieutenant John Aymard Morton Mansel-Pleydell was serving with the 1/5th Battalion of the Leicestershire Regiment when he died on 17th November 1940. He was 19 years old.
07/03/2020 2nd Lt John Aymard Morton Mansel-Pleydell Known family: Ralph Mansel-Pleydell, Marguerite Marie Mansel-Pleydell, John Aymard Morton Mansel-Pleydell (born 22nd November 1920), Philip Morton Mansel-Pleydell (born 16th February 1922), David Gabriel Morton Mansel-Pleydell (born 26th March 1923).
07/03/2020 2nd Lt John Aymard Morton Mansel-Pleydell John Mansel-Pleydell was born on 22nd November 1920.
07/03/2020 2nd Lt John Aymard Morton Mansel-Pleydell Ralph Mansel-Pleydell fought in World War One, where he was mentioned in despatches twice. He gained the rank of Captain in the Royal Field Artillery.
07/03/2020 2nd Lt John Aymard Morton Mansel-Pleydell John Aymard Morton Mansel-Pleydell was the son of Ralph and Marguerite Marie Mansel-Pleydell. Ralph Morton Mansel-Pleydell and Countess Marguerite Marie Louise Barbe Ghislaine d'Ursel were married on 11th February 1920.
05/03/2020 Gnr James McCrory 02285
05/03/2020 Gnr James McCrory The notorious Thailand-Burma railway, built by Commonwealth, Dutch and American prisoners of war, was a Japanese project driven by the need for improved communications to support the large Japanese army in Burma. During its construction, approximately 13,000 prisoners of war died and were buried along the railway. An estimated 80,000 to 100,000 civilians also died in the course of the project, chiefly forced labour brought from Malaya and the Dutch East Indies, or conscripted in Siam (Thailand) and Burma (Myanmar). Two labour forces, one based in Siam and the other in Burma worked from opposite ends of the line towards the centre. The Japanese aimed at completing the railway in 14 months and work began in October 1942. The line, 424 kilometres long, was completed by December 1943. The graves of those who died during the construction and maintenance of the Burma-Siam railway (except for the Americans, whose remains were repatriated) were transferred from camp burial grounds and isolated sites along the railway into three cemeteries at Chungkai and Kanchanaburi in Thailand and Thanbyuzayat in Myanmar.
05/03/2020 Gnr James McCrory The CWGC record Gunner James McCrory as the son of Patrick and Mary McCrory. He is also recorded as the husband of Florrie McCrory of Chorley, Lancashire.
05/03/2020 Gnr James McCrory Gunner James McCrory is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
05/03/2020 Gnr James McCrory Gunner James McCrory is buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery in Thailand. His inscription reads: RESTING WHERE NO SHADOWS FALL. HIS LOVING WIFE FLORRIE
05/03/2020 Gnr James McCrory Gunner James McCrory died as a prisoner of war, put to work building the Thailand-Burma Railway, on 26th July 1943.
05/03/2020 Gnr James McCrory Gunner James McCrory was with the 21st Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment when he was captured by the Japanese.
05/03/2020 Gnr James McCrory Gunner James McCrory served with the Royal Artillery in World War Two.
05/03/2020 Gnr James McCrory James McCrory was the husband of Florrie McCrory.
05/03/2020 Gnr James McCrory James McCrory was the son of Patrick and Mary McCrory.
05/03/2020 Sgt. Mervyn Frederick McCrea 02272
05/03/2020 Sgt. Mervyn Frederick McCrea 02284
05/03/2020 Sgt. Mervyn Frederick McCrea Sergeant Mervyn Frederick McCREA (979398)
05/03/2020 Sgt. Mervyn Frederick McCrea Flight Sergeant Raymond HARVEY (937456)
05/03/2020 Sgt. Mervyn Frederick McCrea Flying Officer John Henry Parry FOSTER (63470)
05/03/2020 Sgt. Mervyn Frederick McCrea Sergeant Eric William CRAGG (1496562)
05/03/2020 Sgt. Mervyn Frederick McCrea The CWGC record Sergeant Mervyn Frederick McCrea as the son of John F and Caroline E McCrea of Clogher, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
05/03/2020 Sgt. Mervyn Frederick McCrea Sergeant Mervyn McCrea is commemorated locally on Clogher War Memorial.
05/03/2020 Sgt. Mervyn Frederick McCrea Sergeant Mervyn Frederick McCrea has no known grave and is commemorated on panel 4 of the Malta Memorial.
05/03/2020 Sgt. Mervyn Frederick McCrea On 25th August 1942, Sergeant McCrea was part of a four man crew of a Baltimore aircraft (Serial No AG697), which took off and failed to return from a search for a Beaufort crew lost the previous day. The crew were:
05/03/2020 Sgt. Mervyn Frederick McCrea By August 1842, Sergeant Mervyn McCrea was with 69 Squadron.
05/03/2020 Sgt. Mervyn Frederick McCrea Sergeant Mervyn McCrea served with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in World War Two.
05/03/2020 Sgt. Mervyn Frederick McCrea Mervyn Frederick McCrea was the son of John F and Caroline E McCrea. He was born about 1921.
04/03/2020 Sgt. James McCrea Sergeant James McCrea is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
04/03/2020 Sgt. James McCrea Sergeant James McCrea is buried in Janval Cemetery in Dieppe, France.
04/03/2020 Sgt. James McCrea It is possible he was with an Infantry Base Depot. It seems he was part of the 2nd echelon, involved in bringing supplies, equipment and replacement troops from the UK over to France.
04/03/2020 Sgt. James McCrea It is believed, as Quartermaster Sergeant, he was not with the battalion, as the unit’s diary records they were a long way from Dieppe in February and March, located near Roncq. There is no mention of Sergeant James McCrea in the diary around this period.
04/03/2020 Sgt. James McCrea Sergeant James McCrea was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers when he died on 11th February 1940, age 29.
04/03/2020 Sgt. James McCrea James McCrea was born about 1911 in County Tyrone.
04/03/2020 Driver S McCammon Driver S McCammon is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
04/03/2020 Driver S McCammon Driver S McCammon is buried in Padua War Cemetery in Italy.
04/03/2020 Driver S McCammon Driver S McCammon died on 16th July 1946 in Italy.
04/03/2020 Driver S McCammon Driver S McCammon served in World War Two with 247 Motor Boat Company, part of the Royal Army Service Corps.
04/03/2020 Lead Airc Charles Edmund Brighton But trust in God to meet again.’
04/03/2020 Lead Airc Charles Edmund Brighton It was God’s will, we will not complain,
04/03/2020 Lead Airc Charles Edmund Brighton To part with one we loved so dear;
04/03/2020 Lead Airc Charles Edmund Brighton ‘The call was sudden, the blow severe,
04/03/2020 Lead Airc Charles Edmund Brighton Charles Edmund Brighton, aged 20, a native of Fivemiletown, who was home on leave, was killed on Friday when a military lorry in which he was a passenger crashed on the Fivemiletown – Brookeborough road at Corralongford.
04/03/2020 Lead Airc Charles Edmund Brighton From the Impartial Reporter dated 20th March 1941: Fivemiletown Tragedy – Young Man Killed Off Lorry
04/03/2020 Lead Airc Charles Edmund Brighton BRIGHTON – 14th March 1941, as the result of an accident. Charles Edmund Brighton, Air Gunner, Royal Air Force, dearly loved grandson of Louise A Hackett, Fivemiletown. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing mother, grannie, uncle, aunt and family.
04/03/2020 Lead Airc Charles Edmund Brighton From the Impartial Reporter dated 20th March 1941:
04/03/2020 Lead Airc Charles Edmund Brighton The CWGC record Leading Aircraftman Charles Edmund Brighton as the nephew of Mrs M G Wiltshire of Fivemiletown,
04/03/2020 Lead Airc Charles Edmund Brighton Leading Aircraftman Charles Brighton is listed on page 98 of the Fivemiletown book, from which these details come from. Many thanks to Mark Byers for the information.
04/03/2020 Lead Airc Charles Edmund Brighton Leading Aircraftman Charles Brighton is commemorated locally on Fivemiletown War Memorial.
04/03/2020 Lead Airc Charles Edmund Brighton Leading Aircraftman Charles Edmund Brighton is buried in Fivemiletown Church of Ireland Churchyard.
04/03/2020 Lead Airc Charles Edmund Brighton Charles Edmund Brighton was the grandson of Louise A Hackett, Fivemiletown. He was also the nephew of Mrs M G Wiltshire of Fivemiletown.
04/03/2020 Lead Airc Charles Edmund Brighton On Friday 14th March 1941, whilst home on leave, Leading Aircraftman Charles Edmund Brighton was killed in a road accident at Corralongford. He was killed when a military lorry in which he was a passenger crashed on the Fivemiletown – Brookeborough road at Corralongford.
04/03/2020 Lead Airc Charles Edmund Brighton Charles served with the Royal Air Force in World War Two.
04/03/2020 Lead Airc Charles Edmund Brighton Charles Edmund Brighton was born about 1921 in the Fivemiletown area.
04/03/2020 Sgt. John McCleary Wing Commander George Harcus SHEEHAN (37587) Pilot
04/03/2020 Sgt. John McCleary Sergeant John McCLEARY (1126145) Air Gunner
04/03/2020 Sgt. John McCleary Flight Sergeant Noel Roy MEYER (405303) Pilot
04/03/2020 Sgt. John McCleary Sergeant Harold EKIN (627523) Air Gunner
04/03/2020 Sgt. John McCleary Flight Sergeant Benjamin John DAVIS (928365) Observer
04/03/2020 Sgt. John McCleary Sergeant Anthony Frederick Phillip CURSETT-SUTHERLAND (923436) Wireless Operator
04/03/2020 Sgt. John McCleary Flight Sergeant Joseph Mckay ATKINSON (R/66686) Wireless Operator
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03/03/2020 Sgt. John McCleary Sergeant (Air Gunner) John McCleary is commemorated locally on Newmills Church of Ireland WW2 Plaque and on Dungannon War Memorial.
03/03/2020 Sgt. John McCleary They were reinterred on 15th May 1946 in a collective grave in Rheinberg War Cemetery in Germany.
03/03/2020 Sgt. John McCleary The crew were originally buried in Cologne South Cemetery.
03/03/2020 Sgt. John McCleary On 25th August the aircraft crashed at Efferen, six kilometres south east of Cologne. All the crew were killed including Sergeant (Air Gunner) John McCleary. The crew were:
03/03/2020 Sgt. John McCleary On the night of 24th August 1942, Sergeant McCleary was on board a Lancaster bomber (Serial No R5662) which took off on a night raid from RAF Syerston, north east of Nottingham. The target was Frankfurt, Germany.
03/03/2020 Sgt. John McCleary By August 1942, Sergeant (Air Gunner) John McCleary was with 61 Squadron.
03/03/2020 Sgt. John McCleary John McCleary served with Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in World War Two.
03/03/2020 Sgt. Frank McAleer D.C.M. 02281
03/03/2020 Sgt. Frank McAleer D.C.M. 02280
03/03/2020 Sgt. Frank McAleer D.C.M. 02279
03/03/2020 Sgt. Frank McAleer D.C.M. 02278
02/03/2020 Sgt. Frank McAleer D.C.M. The CWGC record Sergeant Francis McAleer D.C.M. as the son of Frank and Elizabeth McAleer. He is also recorded as the husband of Grace McAleer of Aldershot, Hampshire.
02/03/2020 Sgt. Frank McAleer D.C.M. Sergeant Francis McAleer D.C.M. is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
02/03/2020 Sgt. Frank McAleer D.C.M. Sergeant Francis McAleer D.C.M. is buried in Medjez-el-bab War Cemetery in Tunisia.
02/03/2020 Sgt. Frank McAleer D.C.M. Sergeant Francis McAleer D.C.M. was serving with the 6th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died on 8th May 1943, age 31. It is believed he was killed by a truck in an accident.
02/03/2020 Sgt. Frank McAleer D.C.M. During the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers operations in the Goubellat plain on the morning of 24th January 1943, he unilaterally and single-handedly went out from his position south of Hill 286 in revenge for the loss of a patrol the previous night. His military mission was information, but his own object was to obtain revenge for the loss of a patrol on night 23/24 February. He spotted machine gun post, went to the flank of it, surprised the crew of two, collected the gun and disabled the two prisoners. The information obtained was later used and caused about 30 casualties to the enemy. Sergeant McAleer was awarded a D.C.M. for this action.
02/03/2020 Sgt. Frank McAleer D.C.M. Sergeant Frank McAleer was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.).
02/03/2020 Sgt. Frank McAleer D.C.M. Frank McAleer was the husband of Grace McAleer.
02/03/2020 Sgt. Frank McAleer D.C.M. Known family: Francis McAleer, Elizabeth McAleer, Francis McAleer (born 19th June 1911), Mary McAleer (born 24th August 1912), Patrick McAleer (born 16th July 1914).
02/03/2020 Sgt. Frank McAleer D.C.M. Francis McAleer was born on 19th June 1911. He was the eldest of at least three children, all born in the Dungannon area.
02/03/2020 Sgt. Frank McAleer D.C.M. Francis McAleer was the eldest son of Frank and Elizabeth McAleer. Francis McAleer and Elizabeth Cassidy were married on 4th May 1911 in the district of Dungannon.
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02/03/2020 Sgt. William James Marks Sergeant William James Marks is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial and on the WW2 stained glass window in St Anne’s Church of Ireland, Dungannon.
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02/03/2020 Sgt. William James Marks Flight Sergeant Anthony John ROUTLEY (419140)
02/03/2020 Sgt. William James Marks Flight Sergeant William Wayne OZEROFF (R/181436)
02/03/2020 Sgt. William James Marks Flight Sergeant Norman Walter MILES (423833)
02/03/2020 Sgt. William James Marks Sergeant William James MARKS (1676946)
02/03/2020 Sgt. William James Marks Flight Sergeant James Albert HOLLANDS (429620)
02/03/2020 Sgt. William James Marks Pilot Officer John Edward ESTELL (423087)
02/03/2020 Sgt. William James Marks Flight Sergeant John Keith CORY (413761)
02/03/2020 Sgt. William James Marks The CWGC record Sergeant (Flight Engineer) William James Marks as the son of William and Isabel Marks of Dungannon, County Tyrone.
02/03/2020 Sgt. William James Marks Sergeant William James Marks is buried in La Ferte-St. Cyr Communal Cemetery in France. His inscription reads: GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS
02/03/2020 Sgt. William James Marks All the crew were killed including Sergeant (Flight Engineer) William Marks, who is recorded as being killed in action on 1st July 1944. The crew were:
02/03/2020 Sgt. William James Marks The aircraft was shot down by a night fighter and it crashed north east of the Foret de Boulogne and near the village of la Forte-St-Cyr (Loir-et-Cher), 26 kilometres East North East of Blois.
02/03/2020 Sgt. William James Marks Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base.
02/03/2020 Sgt. William James Marks At 10:30pm on 30th June 1944, Sergeant (Flight Engineer) William Marks and his crew took off on an Avro Lancaster bomber (type I, with serial number LL958) from RAF Grimsby to to bomb railway yards at Vierzon in France.
02/03/2020 Sgt. William James Marks By June 1944, Sergeant (Flight Engineer) William Marks was serving with 100 Squadron.
02/03/2020 Sgt. William James Marks William Marks served with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in World War Two.
02/03/2020 Sgt. William James Marks William James Marks was the son of William and Isabel Marks. He was born about 1924.
02/03/2020 CSM Robert Malone The CWGC record Warrant Officer (Class II), Company Sergeant Major Robert Malone as the son of Henry and Elizabeth Mary Malone. He is also recoded as the husband of Jeannie Malone of Little Heath of Potters Bar, Middlesex, England.
02/03/2020 CSM Robert Malone Warrant Officer (Class II), Company Sergeant Major Robert Malone is listed on page 103 of the Fivemiletown book, from which details and photo come from. Many thanks to Mark Byers for the information.
02/03/2020 CSM Robert Malone Warrant Officer Robert Malone is commemorated locally on Fivemiletown War Memorial. His is also listed on Brookeborough War Memorial.
02/03/2020 CSM Robert Malone Warrant Officer (Class II), Company Sergeant Major Robert Malone is buried in Massicault War Cemetery in Tunisia.
02/03/2020 CSM Robert Malone Warrant Officer (Class II), Company Sergeant Major Robert Malone was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Irish Guards when he was decapitated on 27th April 1943 in Tunisia.
02/03/2020 CSM Robert Malone In March 1943, the battalion was sent to North Africa.
02/03/2020 CSM Robert Malone At the outbreak of World War Two, the 1st Battalion of the Irish Guards were based in London.
02/03/2020 CSM Robert Malone Robert Malone was the husband of Jeannie Malone, of Little Heath, Potters Bar, Middlesex, England.
02/03/2020 CSM Robert Malone The 1911 census lists Robert as age 2, living with the family at house 6 in Derrynavogy, Corralongford, County Fermanagh. Henry Malone worked in a creamery.
02/03/2020 CSM Robert Malone Known family: Henry Malone, Mary Eliza Malone, John Henry Malone (born 11th March 1905) William James Malone (born 7th September 1906), Robert Malone (born 19th November 1908), Alexander Malone (born 3rd November 1910), Mary Malone (born 21st April 1912), Margaret Malone (born 2nd May 1914), Thomas Malone (born 12th February 1918).
02/03/2020 CSM Robert Malone Robert Malone was born on 19th November 1908. He was one of seven children, all born in the Brookeborough area.
02/03/2020 CSM Robert Malone Robert Malone was the son of Henry and Elizabeth Mary Malone. Henry Malone and Mary Dommer were married on 6th May 1904 in the district of Fermanagh.
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02/03/2020 Lieut George Alexander Maginnis The 1911 census lists the family at house 85 in Main Street, Aughnacloy. Edward Maginnis was a merchant tailor. The census records the family as having two children. The second child presumably being the new born and as yet unnamed George.
02/03/2020 Lieut George Alexander Maginnis George Alexander Maginnis was born on 10th May 1911. He was the second of at least five children, all born in Aughnacloy.
02/03/2020 Lieut George Alexander Maginnis George Alexander Maginnis was the oldest son of Edward and Matilda Maginnis. Edward Maginnis and Matilda Tillie Orr were married on 25th September 1907 in the district of Dungannon.
01/03/2020 Ab S/man Donald James Mackay Able Seaman Donald Mackay has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial in London.
01/03/2020 Ab S/man Donald James Mackay The CWGC record Able Seaman Donald James Mackay as the son of James A and Elizabeth Mackay of Fivemiletown, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
01/03/2020 Ab S/man Donald James Mackay Able Seaman Mackay is listed on page 97 of the Fivemiletown War Dead Book by Mark Byers.
01/03/2020 Ab S/man Donald James Mackay Able Seaman Donald James Mackay is commemorated locally on Fivemiletown War Memorial and on the World War Two Memorial Plaque in St Margaret’s Parish Church, Clabby.
01/03/2020 Ab S/man Donald James Mackay Able Seaman Donald Mackay was killed in action on 5th November 1940on board S.S. Kenbane Head. There were twenty-four survivors from the Kenbane Head.
01/03/2020 Ab S/man Donald James Mackay The damage inflicted by Admiral Scheer would have been far greater, had it not been for the sacrifice of courageous HMS Jervis Bay and her heroic crew.
01/03/2020 Ab S/man Donald James Mackay After the demise of the HMS Jervis Bay, the Admiral Scheer succeeded in sinking six other ships in the convoy including SS Kenbane Head.
01/03/2020 Ab S/man Donald James Mackay Convoy HX-84 included the HMS Jervis Bay, whose exploits that day are now legendary. It was the only defence for the convoy. HMS Jervis Bay was hopelessly outclassed, but the German ship had to deal with her before pursuing the convoy, which had already begun to scatter and make smoke.
01/03/2020 Ab S/man Donald James Mackay On 5th November 1940, the German battle cruiser Admiral Scheer attacked the convoy in waters off the coast of Greenland.
01/03/2020 Ab S/man Donald James Mackay By November 1940 Able Seaman Mackay was serving on board SS Kenbane Head. It was part of convoy HX-84 which had sailed from Halifax Nova Scotia.
01/03/2020 Ab S/man Donald James Mackay Able Seaman Donald MacKay served in the Merchant Navy.
01/03/2020 Ab S/man Donald James Mackay Donald James Mackay was the son of James A and Elizabeth Mackay. He was born about 1916.
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