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2/Lt. William George Hales

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Irvine Brothers 23rd Battery

Bdr. J. C. Irvine 23rd Battery

Bdr. Thomas Henderson Kane

Tommy and Albert Kinnon 21st and 23rd Bty.

 Gnr. Jim Lennon's War Records - Photos

Sgt. Joseph Harold Lynn (aka Harry-Joe)

Matchett Brothers 23rd Battery

L/Bdr. Harry Joseph Mawhinney 22nd Battery

Gunner Thomas Mercer 21st Battery

 Jimmy McKittrick

Bdr. Thomas McLaughlin

Colonel Harry Porter

Sgt. Billy Wilson 23rd Battery

Sidney Ernest Wright - Diary & Photographs


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

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Burma Star Luncheon 2009

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



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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


Dean Houston McKelvey's Sermon
3rd October 2010

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


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

Burma Star Luncheon

The Last Parade

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Cpl. William F. Davison

Belfast Telegraph Tuesday June, 6, 1944 Invasion


R.H.Q. Memorial Brochure Names, Addresses

R.E.M.E. Memorial Brochure Names, Addresses - go to

Name & Address Copies Name & Address Copies
Bdr. Mearns, J. E.
56 Marlborough Park North, Belfast, N. Ireland
1 Bdr. Munn, B. C.
531 Lisburn Road, Belfast, N. Ireland
Sgt. Downs, V. L.
4 Adelaide Avenue, Lisburn Road, Belfast N. Ireland
1 Sgt (AC) Horsfield, M.
16 Wentworth Road, Wheatley, Doncaster. Yorks.
Gnr. J. Hardie
"Lincluden" 200 Malone Road, Belfast, N. Ireland
1 Dvr. Fraser, J. A.
"Ivy House" Newluce, Wigtonshire, Scotland
Gnr. Early, J.
10 Italy Street, Middlesbrough, Yorks.
1 Gnr. Durie, J.
c/o Fairley, 6 Whitenhill, Tayport, Fife
Gnr. Adams, J.
200 Cooper Street, Belfast, N. Ireland
1 Gnr. Daffern, D. H.
207 Bushbury Road, Fallings Park, Wolverhampton, Staffs
Gnr. Darnell, R. F.
15 Brisbane Road, Ilford, Essex, England
1 Gnr. McCoubrey, W.
18 Alloa Street, Belfast, N. Ireland
Gnr. Brownridge, J.
76 Glasgow Road, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
1 Gnr. Holland, R. H. J.
88 Vernon Road, Stratford, London, E. 15
L/Bdr. Stranex, R.
6 Morpeth Street, Belfast, N. Ireland
1 L/Bdr. Montgomery, A. R.
52 High Street, Dumbarton, Scotland
Gnr. Buffett, D.
16 Alexander Road, Bedworth, Nr Nuneaton, Warwickshire
1 Mrs. Morgan
10 Stafford Place, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England
Cpl. Ellis, R.
22 Whittingstall Road, Fulham, London, S.W. 6
1 Mrs. J. Bruce
2 St. Matthew Street, Dundee, Scotland
Gnr. Garrigan, J.
12 Jamieson Terrace, South Hetton, Co. Durham
1 Sgm. Barr, J. I.
"Rosevale" 44 Stanistone Road, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland
S/Sgt. Nankivell, E. H.
69 Bodmin Road, St. Austell, Cornwall, England
1 Gnr. Haggett, E. A.
237 Basingstoke Road, Reading, England
Gnr. Doyle, F.
"Fernlea" Sandbank Road, Towyn, Abergele, N. Wales
1 WO. 1 (RSM) Maddox, L. J.
70 Hesketh Park, Belfast, N. Ireland
Gnr. Rae, D.
Queen's Well Lane, Castle Street, Forfar, Angus
1 Gnr. Avner, S.
59 Streatham Court, London, S.W. 16
Gnr. Allen, G.
209 Collingwood Road, Sutton, Surrey, England
2 Gnr. McQueston, D.
1 York Drive, off York Road, Belfast, N. Ireland
Sgm. Legge, D. J.
"Roseville", Peck's Hill, Nazeing, Essex, England
1 Sgt. Dilworth, J. A.
6 Southwell Street, Belfast, N. Ireland
Miss Lily Connell
5 Whittaker's Close, off New Road, Chatham, Kent
1 Gnr. Ball, T.
32 Battenberg Street, Belfast, N. Ireland
Sgt. Coulter, T. H.
Dunkineely, Co. Donegal, Eire
2 Capt. R. G. C. Linahan
"Fairways" Newtownbreda, Belfast, N. Ireland
Major A. H. Bates
"New Alva" Whitehouse, Co. Antrim
1 Lt. W. G. Hales
c/o 34 Marne Street, Kempston, Bedford, England
Capt. W. Gantley
c/o "Arundel", Norfolk Road, Harrogate, Yorks, England
1 Gnr. Killick, L. J.
24 The Blocks, Blindley Heath, Lingfield, Surrey, England
Gnr. Morrow, A.
13 Bute Street, off York Road, Belfast, N. Ireland
2 Pte. Gaston, R.
56 Oregon Street, Belfast, N. Ireland
L/Bdr. Eustace, F.
132 Ashley Road, Parkstone, Dorset
1 L/Sgt. Lambert, A. F.
180 Breckfield Road North, Liverpool 5
Gnr. Smith, A. D.
"Oak House" Adderly Street, Uppingham, Rutland, England
2 Gnr. Griggs, L. E.
159 Pixmore Way, Letchworth, Herts., England

Grand Total - R.H.Q.   59 copies   29R



Service No. Name Name & Address
10558435 CFN Lonsdale, H. Mrs. H. Lonsdale, 10 Shirehall Road, Hawley, Nr. Dartford, Kent.
10553854 CFN Brook, R. Mrs. S. Brook, 624 Whitehall Road, New Farnley, Leeds, Yorkshire
10555196 Sgt. Cattell, P. Mrs. C. Cattell, 74 Cobden Street, Palfrey, Walsall, Staffs
7633849 Cpl. Foster, P. Mrs. R. Foster, Seagrave Arms, Weston Subegde, Campden, Gloucestershire
7630867 S/Sgt. Sullivan, P. Mrs. P. Sullivan, 50 Paris Street, London, S.E. 1
303474 Lt. D. Browse Mrs. W. Browse, 12 Algernon Street, Monton, Manchester
10554874 Sgt. Churm, J. Mrs. J. Churm, 31 Linden Avenue, Atherton, Manchester
10554874 Sgt. Churm, J. Mr. J. Churm, 351 Manchester Road, Tyldesley, Manchester
7626352 S/Sgt. Williams, B. Mrs. W. Williams, 76 Coplow Street, Rotton Park, Birmingham 16
7627352 S/Sgt. Williams, B. Mrs. B. J. Williams, 18 Belvoir Road, Cambridge
10558498 CFN Phelps, J. 12 Mascotte Road, Putney, London, S.W. 15
10552035 CFN McNally, J. Mrs. J. McNally, 1 Astley Street, Chorley, Lancs.
7642625 Pte. Sinclair, W. Mrs. J. Sinclair, Main Street, Springfield, Fifeshire, Scotland
10558967 Dvr. Smith, S. V. Mrs. L. Smith, 54 Chetwynd Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hants
10573725 Dvr. Heatley, C. Mrs. W. Heatley, 53 Parkhurst Road, Holloway, London, N. 7
10558935 Dvr. Routledge, A. Mrs. E. Routledge, 45 Walton Hall Avenue, Liverpool 4
10558935 Dvr. Routledge, A. Mrs. E. Routledge, 17 Corwen Road, Liverpool 4
7628777 Cpl. Beckett, A. Mrs. A. Beckett, 22 Hartley Street, Monks Road, Lincoln
10631489 Cpl. King, T. Mrs. L. Graham, 30 McCall Terrace, Hamilton Street, Dunoon, Argyle
988451 Cpl. Bailey, T. Mrs. G. Winser, Chequers Farm, Banham, Norwich, Norfolk
7650817 CFN. Owen, R. Mrs. R. Owen, 4 Grafton Grove, Bourne Road, Aston, Birmingham
2989218 CFN. Cabrie, R. Mrs. J. Cabrie, 217 Crownpoint Road, Glasgow
2989218 CFN. Cabrie, R. Miss B. Green, 36 Bishopsholme Road, Norwood, Sheffield 5
5830835 Dvr. Skidmore, P. Mrs. M. Skidmore, 223 Laurel Road, Wrens Nest Estate, Dudley
2082058 Sgt. Parks, H. Mr. J. F. Parks, 3 Lewes Road, Eastbourne, Sussex
7621863 AQMS Towll, R. Mrs. R. J. Towll, 1 Moreton Road, Worcester Park, Surrey, England
7593842 S/Sgt. Rawlinson, A. Mrs. V. Rawlinson, 6 Tottenhall Road, Palmers Green, London, N. 13
10539318 CFN. Acton, C. Mr. A. Acton, Woodland Cottage, Lawes Bridge, Torquay, Devon
2053321 Sgt. Glenn, N. Mr. H. Glenn, 67 Manor Avenue, Brockley, London, S.E. 4
10556060 S/Sgt. Rycroft, G. Mrs. G. Rycroft, 14 Beck Street, Carlton, Nottingham
7646231 L/Cpl. Turner, H. Mrs. H. Turner, 142 Castle Road, Luton, Kent
10558633 Dvr. Burr, F. S. Mrs. F. Burr, 9 Lower Anchor Street, Chelmsford, Essex
7642226 CFN. Carter, A. Mrs. M. Carter, 11 Oaks Lane, Fairweather Green, Bradford, Yorks
545302 A.S.M. Lawson, M. 23 Alvescot Road, Swindon, Wilts.
5948572 Pte. Carty, H. Mrs. H. Carty, 106 St. James Road, Watford, Herts.
10558956 Dvr. Lobar, J. Mrs. J. Lobar, Wilberta, Station Road, Cookham Rise, Berkshire
10539722 Cpl. Fowler, A. Mrs. A. N. Fowler, 10 Danum Drive, Fulford Road, York
221317 Lt. Patterson, G. Mrs. Patterson, 30 Dene View, Ashington, Northumberland
7624188 Sgt. Coop, L. Mrs. K. Coop, 27 Ashenhurst Road, Newsome, Huddersfield, Yorkshire
7624188 Sgt. Coop, L. Mrs. L. Coop, 10 Ashenhurst Rise, Newsome, Huddersfield, Yorkshire
2082058 Sgt. Parks, H. Miss L. W. Parks, 91 Haywards Road, Haywards Heath, Sussex
183620 Capt. F. Cook Mrs. M. Cook, 12 Martin Street, Dundee, Scotland
Rs. 22/8 for 45 copies is enclosed Please acknowledge A4447  3/8/45