Tag Archives: World War I

March 2. With the Gurkha Rifles at Cassino. Roll of Honour — Remembrance NI – Every day is a Remembrance Day

Today’s Roll records the deaths of two members of the Royal Marine Light Infantry. One from Lisburn died in the German air raid on Scarborough in 1915. Another from Groomsport died in France in 1917 following the amputation of a … Continue reading

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The first USS Jouett (DD-41) was a modified Paulding-class destroyer in the United States Navy during World War I and later in the United States Coast Guard, designated as CG-13. She was named for Rear admiral James Edward Jouett. — John’s Navy and other Maritime or Military News

USS JOUETT 1928 Jouett was laid down on 7 March 1911 by Bath Iron Works, Ltd., Bath, Maine; launched on 15 April 1912; sponsored by Miss Marylee Nally; and commissioned at Boston, Massachusetts on 24 May 1912, Lieutenant Commander W. … Continue reading

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Brave Little Belgium: The WWI little army that could —

This review of Brave Little Belgium was featured on Episode 105 of The Five By.  Check out the rest of the episode, which also features Codinca, Root: The Marauder Expansion, Dice Throne and Concept. Every so often there’s a discussion online … Continue reading

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February 15. Newry pilot’s DFC and 14 bombing missions. Roll of Honour — Remembrance NI – Every day is a Remembrance Day

Robert Nugent from Belfast had served in China and India before WW1. He took part in the Gallipoli landing before serving in France. He was wounded on the Somme in January 1917 and died on this day at a Military … Continue reading

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January 25. Female medical trailblazer. Roll of Honour — Remembrance NI – Every day is a Remembrance Day

Isabel Addley Tate is the only woman to be named on the Queen’s University War Memorial. One of the first woman graduates in medicine she died serving in a Military Hospital in Malta this day in 1917. On the same … Continue reading

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January 15 – Meaulte Military Cemetery. Roll of Honour — Remembrance NI – Every day is a Remembrance Day

Two Skins died on this day in France in 1918. William Plunkett was from Fermanagh and Thomas Wallace from Annalong. Lieutenant Killen of the Royal Engineers died after serving through the Gallipoli campaign in WW1 and his grave is in … Continue reading

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Fokker Dr.1 – Manfred von Richthofen, 03-09-1917 – YouTube Video

In poking around YouTube today, I came across this video – Fokker Dr.1 – Manfred von Richthofen, 03-09-1917: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIiuyijwKRs (around 5:46 minutes long). It’s a silent film. Looks like Hermann Göring shows up at the 3:05 minute mark.

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December 28. Tournai Communal Cemetery. Roll of Honour — Remembrance NI – Every day is a Remembrance Day

Chief Petty officer Thomas McLaughlin who had family links with Coleraine died serving in the Royal Naval Division at Achi Baba, Gallipoli Peninsula, in 1916. Samuel Morton from Bushmills was one of three naval personnel from NI lost in HM … Continue reading

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December 23. Voluntary ambulance driver and Naval air pilot. Roll of Honour — Remembrance NI – Every day is a Remembrance Day

Thomas Malcolmson Greeves was a son of a well-known Belfast linen family. He served with the Friends Ambulance unit before joining the RNAS. He died in a plane crash this day in 1917. Two Dungannon men also died that day … Continue reading

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Air Aces of World War One

Sous – Lieutenant Edmond Thieffry – Belgian Ace – 1892 / 1929 Thieffry was born in Etterbeek, a municipality of Brussels, and went on to study law in Leuven ( hence his nickname, ‘The Flying Judge’ ) After qualifying he … Continue reading

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