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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



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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


Alterations and Additions to typed Nominal Roll
23rd Battery

No. Alteration/Addition Name Address
1 Alterations Major D. C. B. Holden also 3 Lower Crescent, Belfast
Capt. T. H. ? Newman 12 Elmsway, Bramhall, Cheshire
2 Additions Lt. Col. V. Unsworth MC York Street Flax Spinning Company
    Major J. Glenn 45 Adelaide Park, Belfast
    Major A. B. Cartmell "Fielden" Highfield Parkway, Bramhall, Cheshire
    Capt. T. J. Bradley 19 Kingsway Avenue, Gilnahirk Road, Belfast
    W. Blackmore 6 Kingsway Avenue, Gilnahirk Road, Belfast
    Major M. H. Johnston c/o Morell & Johnston, 39 Castle Lane
    Lt. Col. T. C. Clarke 7 Strathmore Park South, Antrim Road, Belfast
    McDonald, S. Hightown Villas, Hightown Road, Glengormley
    Lt. Col. T. Andrews Oxdara, Comber
    Lt. Col. F. Andrews      -do-
    Lt. Col. K. Lockhart Solicitor, Bow Street, Lisburn
    G. T. Anderson Donaghadee Road, Bangor
    J. J. Hall Eagle Star Insurance Co., 10 Donegall Square South
    Capt. Sam Carlisle Wm. Ewart & Son, Bedford Street
    Capt. G. H. Hewitt      -do-
    Geo. Maxwell 7 Loughview Villas, Shore Road
    Major A, E. Cunningham c/o Gallahers Ltd., York Street
    Sydney Carlisle 170 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast
    Capt. W. S. McCabe 31 Knockdene Park, Knock, Belfast
    Capt. W. E. W. Martin (deceased) 606 Oldpark Road, Belfast
    Capt. J. Boyd c/o Ulster Bank, Donaghadee
    Major W. G. McCord c/o Belfast Banking Co. (Central branch) Donegall Square North, Belfast
    Capt. J. P. Robson c/o Baird & Weir, Ormeau Avenue, Belfast
    Capt. G. B. Harris c/o Diocesan Council of Synod of Down, Connor & Dromore, 10 May St.
    Lt. D. G. D. Dunlop Athy Rectory, Co. Kildare
    H. G. Montgomery (deceased) 20 Shandon Park, Knock
    J. Milliken 131 Wandsworth Road, Knock
    Capt. R. H. Crawford Stranmillis Training College, Belfast
    Capt. P. G. Sythes? Loongana, Old Dundonald Road, Belfast
    Lt. Col. T. M. Riddell OBE c/o McCreath, Taylor & Co. Ltd., Scottish Temperance Buildings, Belfast
    Alec. Scott c/o Hanna & Brown, Belfast
    J. Gillen c/o CENA (N.I.) Tyrone House, Ormeau Avenue
    R. B. Giveen Tieve Tara, Greenisland, Co. Antrim
    J. Davidson Barnett's Road, Knock