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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

L/Sgt. Bertie Goodwin

Gunner Harry Grist

2/Lt. William George Hales

Gunner Herbert Hanley

Ken Heath

Bdr. William (Buttons) Hunter

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

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







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SEAC March 1944



Sport & Small Groups

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Individuals & Friends

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Old Comrades Section

Burma Star Luncheon 2009

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



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


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

and more....


other WW2 stories

Cpl. William F. Davison

Belfast Telegraph Tuesday June, 6, 1944 Invasion


23rd Battery List of Names with a few addresses

addresses required for ---

Names Additional info. Names Additional info.
Palmer, T. C.   Coutts, J.  
Elliott, N. H.   Kennedy, ? P.  
Bell, W. S.   Kennedy A Troop
Seglias, L. P.      
Lockton, J. P.   Reid, Donald  
Stoneman, H. M. (Stoweman?)   Henderson (Co?. Insurance of Ireland)
Maltby   Knox, J. McD.  
Moore   Knox, J.  
Morgan, F.   Weir, W.  
Rea   Hagan, J. (Kirkcubbin)
Orchard, R. Antrim Co. Council ? Keatley 124 Alliance Drive
Wilson, Jas. Midland Hotel Peake 4 The Avenue, Monkstown
Morrison, J. V. ?   Rowan 16 Glansworth Drive
Clements, W. L. Harbour Commissioners Mayne 2 Northwood Road
Clements, J. L.   Brown, J. (Commissionaire) 2 Ulverston St.
Calwell, H.   Brown, J. (batman)
McCalmont, J. (to 102) Cadden, J.  
Glasgow, W. B.   Carlisle, A.  
Pearce, Dennys   Wilson, Jas. Guitar, merchant navy? Gallahers
Thompson, Ma?   Wilson Yorkshire
Dalzell, E.   Rhead, D. A. deceased
Brown, H.   Hamilton, W.  
Hagan, Thos.   Lennon, D.  
Culkin   Rea, W. deceased
Bracebridge, F.   Jamison, W. deceased
Allen, G. H.   Birdsall  
Davis   Mino?, M.  
Summerville   Parker, J. H.  
Corbett, Major   Curnett ?  
Taylor   Dixon small, red headed
Williams   Howarth  
Pearce, C.   Pollock, J.  
Ward (Irish) Freel, M.  
McIlfatrick   Cathcart, W.  
McLardy   Gordon cook
Taggart, W.   Hezlett, B.  to RAF
Livingstone, H.   Justin 36 Fourth Street
Porter   Russell sgt 414
Noblett, N.   Sweeney  
McLarnon   Spence, E. 90 Riga Street
Robinson, J. cook Spence, H.  
Ruscoe, J. 72 Glencairn Crescent McHenry, W. J.  
McMaster, W. Ulster Bank