— World War Two Northern Ireland —

People

The people of Northern Ireland were vital to the war effort, from soldiers on the front to the nurses who treated them and the factory workers back home.

Imperial War Museum Photo: A 10041 (Part of the Admiralty Official Collection). Her Majesty The Queen speaks with Chief Officer EA Rogers who was in charge of the WRENS in Northern Ireland. Photo taken on 26th June 1942 by Lieutenant HW Tomlin.

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Imperial War Museum.

— ANZAC Troops —

John Gilmore

Private John Gilmore served in the 18th Battalion New Zealand Infantry although his parents came from Belfast. He died in captivity in Germany in 1944.

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— Aerial Warfare —

John James Caves

Sergeant John James Caves served in the 1st Glider Pilot Regiment during World War Two. He saw action on D-Day and was taken prisoner in Germany in 1945.

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— Aerial Warfare —

John Graham McComb

Pilot Officer John Graham McComb from Belfast, Co. Antrim served in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. His Lancaster bomber was shot down over Berlin.

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— ANZAC Troops —

Andrew Leslie McConnell

Sergeant Andrew Leslie McConnell from Ballymoney, Co. Antrim served with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve and was killed during a Berlin raid in 1944.

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— Berlin 2017 —

John Johnston

Private John Johnston of Belfast, Co. Antrim left behind a wife named Mary and a young daughter Sadie when he was killed on service in Berlin, Germany.

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— Aerial Warfare —

Robert McKeag

Sergeant Robert McKeag from Belfast, Co. Antrim flew with the Royal Air Force 50 Squadron. He lost his life in the skies over Berlin on 4th September 1943.

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— Aerial Warfare —

Walter Leonard Sargent

Royal Air Force Sergeant Walter Leonard Sargent was born in Rostrevor, Co. Down and flew with RAF 103 Squadron. His plane was shot down near Berlin in 1943.

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— Aerial Warfare —

David Whiteside McConnell DFC

Pilot Officer David Whiteside McConnell was born in 1920 in Newry, Co. Down. He joined RAF 101 Squadron in 1943 and was awarded the DFC the following year.

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— Aerial Warfare —

James Stirling Moore

Pilot Officer James Stirling Moore was born in Belfast, Co. Antrim and served with RAF 78 Squadron when his Halifax was shot down over north Berlin in 1943.

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Desmond Mary Grant

Corporal Desmond Mary Grant from Toomebridge, Co. Antrim served in the Royal Air Force during World War Two. He was taken prisoner of war in Crete in 1941.

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