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The Men

Sergeant William Adrain - Diary and Biography

D. J. Bailie - War Diary and Photographs

Colonel Wm. N. Brann

Sgt. Thomas Herbert Coulter (Herbie)

Jimmy Cunningham's Private Army Comes Home

Bdr. William (Buttons) Hunter

Irvine Brothers 23rd Battery

Bdr. J. C. Irvine 23rd Battery

Bde. Thomas Henderson Kane

 Gnr. Jim Lennon's War Records - Photos

Sgt. Joseph Harold Lynn (aka Harry-Joe)

Matchett Brothers 23rd Battery

 Jimmy McKittrick

Bdr. Thomas McLaughlin

Colonel Harry Porter

Sidney Ernest Wright - Diary & Photographs

NOMINAL ROLLS, etc.

N-O-K- Dec'd Personnel 21/22/23 Hy.A.A.

Posted/Repatriated from 23 HY A.A.

List of Additional Soldiers

List of names, no addresses 23rd Bty.

Memorial Service Book (list of names) B Troop

22nd Bty. Memorial Brochure  names, addresses

23rd Bty. Memorial Brochure  names, addresses

RHQ/REME Memorial Brochure, addresses

Nominal Roll 21st Bty. all ranks

Nominal Roll 22nd Bty. all ranks

Nominal Roll 23rd Bty. all ranks

8th Belfast HAA Nominal Roll 21st Battery

8th Belfast HAA Nominal Roll 22nd Battery

8th Belfast HAA Nominal Roll 23rd Battery

Alterations & Additions to Nom. Rolls 23rd

RHQ / REME Nominal Rolls

other WW2 stories

Cpl. William F. Davison

Belfast Telegraph Tuesday June, 6, 1944 Invasion

 Poppy Appeal 

 

 

 

 

FreeFoto.com

Newspaper Clippings

Assorted Clippings 1

Assorted Clippings 2

Correspondence

SEAC March 1944

 

Photographs

Sport & Small Groups

8th Belfast Band

Individuals & Friends

Large Group Pictures

Donated Photos

8th Belfast Band items

Documents  *  Items

MEMORABILIA

Old Comrades Section

Burma Star Luncheon 2009

St. Annes and Lansdowne Court Hotel Laying-up of Burma Star Standard 3rd October 2010

 

Misc.

Obituaries  *  Memorials  Changi Prison Chapel

8th Belfast HAA History
by Colonel Murray Barnes, OBE , TD.

A short History of The 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery (Supplementary Reserve)
by Harry Porter

Poems

Dean Houston McKelvey's Sermon
3rd October 2010

Extract from Coralie Kinahan's book
'Behind Every Great Man'
"Robin's War"

 

Video Page

Harry Porters film of the Twelve Mile Snipers
(in 3 parts)

Burma Star Luncheon

The Last Parade

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22nd Battery

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C. Troop - St. Patricks Day 1945 Ramree Island

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8th Belfast HAA Regt.
L/B Chubb, Gnr L. Harris, L/B H. D. Sharpe, Bdr Doyle, L/B Twigger, Bdr S. Brown, L/B W. Rodgers, Bdr R. Brown, Bdr Wooden, L/B Tilstone, Cpl Naughton, Bdr Hockley, L/B Jupp, Bdr Thomas

Wood, L. Bradshaw, McQuitty, Walton, State, Snoxall, Wiltshaw, Thompson, Farr, McMorran, Robson, Groom, Allison, A. Bradshaw, Parker, Bolland, Trethewey, Murphy, Haynes

Gibson, Cootes, Hindley, Murphy, Eva, Beattie, W. T. Smith, Robb, McIlwaine, Pitt, Anderson, Cannan, Jarman, Buchanan, Marmion, North, Waldron, McCullough

(off page) ?allin, Billingham, McGivern, J. K. Thompson, J. Edwards, Wainwright, T. R. Arthur, Girvin, Laing, Shaw, Hawthorne, Andrews, Austin, J. Graham, Roberts, Dewhurst, Hatter, Grizzell

?, Sgt Millar, L/Sgt McLaughlin, Sgt Green, S.? Sgt Scott, Lt West, Lt Wynn, Capt Reade, Major Gabbey, Lt Bing, Lt McGillivry, Sgt Lockhart, Sgt Pain, L/Sgt W. Arthur, Sgt Sharpe, Sgt M. M. Adrain

?, Hazel, Aston, Starling, Walding, Thornton, Stevens, Cunliffe, McBurney, Kearney, H. A. Harris, D. Graham, A. Brown.

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photograph courtesy of Eric Bartley, his father, Alexander Bartley is third row from front, second from right

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8th Belfast HAA Regt. 22nd Battery

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Somewhere in Ulster - "Terriers" Standing to at a Northern Ireland Camp

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8th Belfast Regt. November 1939
at Blackdown Aldershot before France
(4 at back L to R) Robin Kinahan, Richard Palmer, Norman Brann, Rusty McMeekin
(3rd row L to R) Terry Andrews, Robin Reade, Kenneth Lockhart, John Gray, Harry McKibbin, Alan Megaw, Stuart Pollock, Dr. Hugh Smyth, Rut Uprichard, Brendan Maguire
(2nd row L to R) David Holden, Eric Williams, Maurice Gabbey, Rowley Byers, Dickie Roberts, Lloyd Hall-Thompson, Morris Atkinson, Tam Riddell, Joe Mitchell, James MacDonald, Alfie Cunningham
(1st row L to R) Jimmy Cunningham, Joe Robson, Arthur Workman, Major Randall, Victor Unsworth, John Patrick, Robin Forbes, Ray Barratt, Marley Deacon, Maurice Johnston, Frank McMullan

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Photo sent to me by Herbert Coulter - front row (sitting), 1st left
more photos of Herbert
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Cindy Mearns, daughter-in-law of Jim Mearns sent me these names which were written on the back of her copy of the above photo, Thank you Cindy
back row:
Gaston, McCoubrey, Early, Hammond, Barr, Reid, Maxted, Morrow, Adams, Fraser, Huck, Montgomery, Griggs, Ellis, Smith, Buffett, unknown, Ball, Allen, Garrigan and Daffern
middle row:  Laverty, Avner, Munn, Doyle, Stranex, Hardy, Mearns, Sgt. Dilworth, unknown, Nelson, Bruce, Legge, Morgan, Rae, Meredith, Durie, Eustace and Holland
front row: Coulter, Maddox, Lt. D. M. Busby, Mjr. Bates, Lt. Col. Cunningham, Cpt. Linahan, Lt. Hales, St. Sgt. Nankivell and Sgt. Horsefield

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'B' Troop 22nd Battery

photograph supplied by Stephen Wright - go here for his fathers' diary

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23rd Battery
(Henry (Harry) Tumelty 2nd from left 2nd row)

photograph supplied by Marion Johnston  (photo 1)  (photos 3)

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22nd Battery

photograph supplied by Robin Lynn   -   (go here for more photos of Robin's father Sgt. H. J. Lynn)

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not sure of battery number
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photo supplied by Bertie Goodwin
more photos from Bertie here

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22nd Battery - William Clarke Harbinson is 2nd row down, extreme right

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'F' Section 22nd Battery - William is 2nd from left in back row, beside him Herbie Patterson, who was best man at his wedding

photos supplied by David Harbinson, son of William Clarke Harbinson (more things here)

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