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Members of Coleraine Anti-Aircraft Battery.
Standing - Gunners G. Mitchell and W. T. Doherty (Coleraine), D.
McKenzie (Ballymoney); A.T.S. Brown,
Sapper Simpson (Cheshire), Lance-Bombardier W. Richardson (Tobermore).
Sitting - Gunners W. "Speedy" Moore (Aghadowey), A. McGowan
(Portstewart); A.T.S. Smith; Gunners H. A. McWilliams
and H. Ferguson
Members of the 6th Light Anti-Aircraft Battery...
reading the Northern Constitution at their billet "somewhere in
Left to right -Gunners S. Gault, Castleroe; W. "Speedy"
Moore, Aghadowey; F. Henry, Portrush
T. Henry, New Row, Coleraine.
Members of a Royal Artillery detachment....
photographed "somewhere in Scotland." In this detachment are
about 90 men from Coleraine and Portrush.
Left to right - back row - Gunners J. Baird, W. Quigg -?-
McGonigle, H. McAllister, E. Thompson, D. Henry, T. McDermott.
Middle Row - Gunners D. McKeavney, H. Magee, W. McNabb, A. Clarke, M.
At front - Bombardier T. McKeown.
from Castledawson serving overseas with an Anti-Aircraft Brigade...
Left to right - Gunners W. J. Campbell, Allan Evans, William Hawe,
Lance-Bombardier T. H. Lennox.
Gunners Fred Berry, George Evans, S. Watton and Lance-Bombardier J. Campbell
Lance-Bombardier Lennox is reading the Northern Constitution to his
of Limavady soldiers serving Overseas....
reading news from home in the "Northern Constitution."
Left to right - Sitting -Gunners Tommy Stewart and Francis Forrest
(Limavady), G. McLeod (Garvagh)
and Marcus McKay (Limavady).
Standing - M. McCartney (Limavady) and two comrades from Derry City.
PHOTO) - Sergeant Robert Burns (seated), Gunner R. Campbell (right) and
Gunner Dillon (left), of the
6th Light Anti-Aircraft Battery, reading the "Northern
Constitution" at their billet "somewhere in Scotland."
PHOTO) - Fusilier James McGrillis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McGrillis,
Long Commons, Coleraine,
died as the result of an accident in India, 17th December 1939.
(LEFT PHOTO) - Lance-Corporal Patrick Hill...son of
Mrs. G. Hill, Flemings Court, Limavady, killed in action, May 1940.
PHOTO) - Aircraftman (2nd Class) James Henry...wireless operator, Royal
son of the later Mr. Thomas Henry and Mrs. S. Henry, 1 Long Commons,
Coleraine, missing since April 1940.
Francis Victor Beamish, A.F.C....
eldest son of the late Mr. F. G. Beamish, M.A., Inspector of Schools,
and of Mrs. Beamish, Kildollagh, Coleraine,
awarded the D.S.O. for gallantry in flying operations against the enemy,
July 19, 1940.
He was awarded the D.F.C. in November 1940.
George R. Beamish...
promoted to the rank of Wing-Commander, December, 1939.
Squadron-Leader Beamish, brother of Wing-Commander Francis Victor Beamish
is one of four brothers serving in the Royal Air Force.
He is a former Rugby International.
Captain William McGrath, R.E...
son of Mrs. McGrath, Mountsandel, Coleraine, and the late Mr. James
awarded the D.S.O. for gallantry at the evacuation of St. Valery-en-Caux,
Norman C. Black, Royal Navy....
mentioned in despatches, April, 1940, aged 23 years, he is son of Mr.
and Mrs. Norman Black,
Old Coach Road, Portstewart, and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. R. Edmundson,
Fountain Villa, Portrush Road, Coleraine.
Rider George Brockerton....
whose courage and resource rescued 81 soldiers who were entrapped in a
cellar at the evacuation of Dunkirk.
Stoker George A. Brown, Long Commons, Coleraine....
awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for bravery in connection with
the withdrawal of the B.E.F. from Dunkirk, June, 1940.
members of an anti-aircraft brigade....who belong to Garvagh and are at
present serving abroad.
Left to right - (Standing) - Bombardier T. A. McCully, Gunner M. M.
(Sitting) - Gunners R. Graham and A. McLeod.
D. Anderson....Gunners T. McLean, G. McCallion and A. McClean,
Limavady members of the Londonderry Anti-Aircraft unit at the overseas
taken on board an armed cruiser.
On left is Jim McMullan, Portballintrae, Bushmills.
Centre at back is his brother George and right front is Daniel Gault,
Two other brothers of the McMullans are serving on the Royal Navy.
Academical Institution Rugby Team....runners-up in the Schools' Cup
16th March, 1940;
Left to right - Back row - R. K. Beare, W. A. B. Thompson, F. Ferguson, W.
C. Millar, G. R. G. McDowell,
H. R. Edmiston, W. J. Wauchob, W. S. Small.
Front row - T. R. N. Balmer, D. S. Hyndman, P. W. J. Dimond, W. D. F.
S. C. Craig, R. J. F. Patton, A. E. Lenane.
group after the wedding in Ramoan Parish Church, Ballycastle, on 23rd
of Mr. Bruce David Harper, son of the late Mr. J. B. R. Harper and Mrs.
Harper, Ulster Bank, Ballycastle
and Miss Mary Eleanor Scanlon, younger daughter of the late Mr. John Scanlon
and Mrs. Scanlon, Rathfriland.
Valentine Wilson, B.Sc., R.E....
second son of the late Mrs. Wilson and of Mr. J. A. Wilson, Toronto,
Canada, and Miss Olive McMaster,
second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. McMaster, Northern Bank House,
Limavady, whose marriage took
place in Second Limavady Presbyterian Church, 2nd March, 1940.
group after the marriage on 5th June, 1940....
in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rasharkin, of Miss Annie McNeill,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart John McNeill, Tamlaght,
and Mr. John C. McKiernan, draper, Kilrea.
Rev. John C. McBride, P.P., Rasharkin, celebrated Nuptial Mass, assisted by
Rev. Patrick White, C.C., Rasharkin,
and Rev. Maurice McAleese, C.C., Dunloy (cousin of the bride)
Chambers, an addition to Coleraine's commercial buildings, erected by Mr.
Matthew Ross, March 1940.
wedding took place with Nuptial Mass at the
Church of St. Teresa, Donore Avenue, Dublin, of Mr. Joseph Augustine
Lamont, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Lamont, Armoy,
and Miss Henrietta Gibney, daughter of the late Mr. Patrick Gibney, and of
Mrs. Gibney, 32 O'Curry Road, Dublin.
Photograph of the bride and bridegroom.