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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

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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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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"


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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



No. Rank Name Next-of-Kin Home Address
1464855 W/Sgt. Adrain, W. Wife 86 Hesketh Park, Belfast, N.I.
11416268 Gnr. Allison, C. Wife 21 Egton Street, Cleveland Street, Hull
1456327 Gnr. Archer, W. Wife 15 Warkworth Street, Belfast, N.I.
1465684 Gnr. Baillie, D. Father 10 Tobiegill Street, Belfast, N.I. (Tobergill)
220122 W/Lieut. Bates, J. K. Father "Lemnaroy" Greenisland, Co. Antrim, N.I.
1465639 Pte. Beattie, W. J. Wife New Cottages, Ballymacauley, Collone, N.I.
1494665 W/Bdr. Bell, T. Mother 1 Albany Lane, Edinburgh, Scotland
165207 T/Major Blanchard, J. B. Sister 46 Beeches Avenue, Carshalton, Surrey
1632457 Gnr. Bolland, W. E. Mother 93 Leicester Road, Lutterworth, Leicestershire
176983 W/Lieut. Bolton, V. S. Wife 15 Crestbrook Place, London, N. 13
11409516 Gnr. Bradshaw, L. H. Mother 78 Adela Avenue, New Malden, Surrey
1463050 Gnr. Brennan, G. Wife 22 Harrison, Street, Belfast, N.I.
1530627 Gnr. Brightwell, G. E. Father 31 Chalkwell Road, Sittingbourne, Kent
1465677 W/Bdr. Bryson, L. G. Wife 51 Lilliput Street, Belfast, N.I.
177184 T/Capt. Burrows, L. C. Wife "Waverley", Cadogan Road, Cromer
1489363 Gnr. Burrows, H. Father Railway Street, Ballynaunch, Co. Down (Ballynahinch?)
1468866 Gnr. Carmichael, W. Wife 2 Coniston Street, Belfast, N.I.
1646055 Gnr. Clarke, G. E. Father 17 Lamburnam Street, Taunton, Somerset
5777989 Gnr. Clarke, F. A. Mother 51 Millhill Road, Norwich
1465638 W/Sgt. Clarke, W. Wife 11 Cromwell Street, Belfast, N.I.
1513027 L/Sgt. Clarke, H. W. Wife 63 Alfred Street, Redcar, Yorks
1783458 Gnr. Clarke, W. W. M. Father 42 Provost Road, Dundee, Scotland
1472620 Gnr. Clugston, A. Wife 47 Benburb Street, Belfast, N.I.
1431986 Gnr. Coleman, S. K. Father 35 Kimberley Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk
1468867 Gnr. Creighton, J. Wife 26 Deerpark Road, Belfast, N.I.
1809608 W/Bdr. Crook, G. Sister 76 Englefield Road, London, N.1
1743225 Gnr. Culmer, J. Wife 46 Blackheath Road, Greenwich, London, S.E. 10
1822306 Gnr. Currie, E. Mother 67 Omoa Road, Cleland, Motherwell, Scotland
1530472 Gnr. Davies, W. I. Brother 99 Fairview Pengam, Monmouthshire, S. Wales
1468640 Gnr. Dawson, E. Sister 11 Clifton Crescent, Belfast, N.I.
1604202 Gnr. Denton, G. Wife 19 Malvern Road, Priory Road, Hull
1632211 Gnr. Dodge, J. W. Wife 295 Brinnington Road, Stockport, Cheshire
1465687 Gnr. Donaldson, J. Wife 29 Morpeth Street, Belfast, N.I.
953882 W/Sgt. Dorrington, D. Wife 43 William Street
1472610 W/Bdr. Doyle, W. B. Wife 36. Matlock Street, Belfast, N.I.
1813406 Gnr. Druce, A. G. Wife 14 Veraker Road, West Kensington, London, W. 14
805090 Gnr. Dryburgh, C. Wife 158 Mayfield Drive, Armadale, West Lothian, Scotland
1462006 W/Sgt. Dubois, J. Wife 11 Sally Gardens, Carnmoney, Co. Antrim
1458026 Gnr. Duff, S. Mother 64 Spencer Road, Waterside, Londonderry
1793983 Gnr. Dutton, J Father 151 Hall Street, Stockport, Cheshire
1683044 Gnr. Elden, W. Wife 65 Reid Street, Burslem, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire
1456323 Gnr. Elliott, W. Wife Castleket, Co. Antrim, N.I.
1523890 W/Bdr. Ewing, J.   31 Myrtlefield Park, Belfast, N.I.
11407415 Gnr. Flitney, D. Mother 48 Shrublands Avenue, Birkhampstead, Herts.
1477346 Gnr. Foster, J. Wife 3 Factory Street, Whiteabbey, Belfast, N.I.
214288 W/Lieut. Francis, B. L. Wife 33 Windermere Avenue, Roath Park, Cardiff, S. Wales
1781823 Gnr. Garnham, H. R. Father Saring Meadow, Batesdale, Nr. Dies, Suffolk
1475475 Gnr. Gibson, W. Sister 114 Alliance Avenue, Belfast, N.I.
1467304 Gnr. Gilchrist, R. Wife 74 Ewarts Row, Belfast, N.I.
1472621 Gnr. Gilmore, H. Wife 4 Liffey Street, Belfast, N.I.
1536404 Gnr. Gilmore, R. Wife 166 Rashee Road, Ballyclare, N.I.
1779101 Gnr. Gourlay, J. M. Mother 125 Jamiestown Street, Govin Hill, Glasgow W.
4737768 W/Sgt. Green, F. Wife 65 Bond Street, Waterside, Derry, N.I.
1455755? Gnr. Grigg, N. Father 189 Donegal Road, Belfast, N.I. (Donegall)
1468871 W/Cpl. Harvey, J. H. Wife 62 Westmoreland Street, Belfast, N.I.
1471623 Gnr. Hastings, R. D. Wife 29 Turin Street, Belfast, N.I.
1471051 Gnr. Hawthorne, T. Wife 67 Ewarts Row, Belfast, N.I.
114?8013 Gnr. Hodgkinson, E. Wife 23 Carlton Lane, Rothwell, Nr. Leeds
734875 RSM Holloway, F. G. Wife 4 Malt Mill Lane, Stafford
1468751 S/Sgt. Hudson, R. D. Wife 11 Badger Row, Cowpen, Blyth, Nr. Newcastle
1459547 Gnr. Kean, J. Wife 7 Glenbyrn Drive, Belfast, N.I.
1657474 Gnr. Kelly, J. Wife 9 Lomax Street, Rochdale, Lancs.
1468874 Gnr. Leckey, H. Wife 13 Chesham Crescent, Belfast, N.I.
1464856 W/Sgt. Lockhart, H. Wife 157 Silvio Street, Belfast, N.I.
1683082 Gnr. Loseby, W. Wife 102 Walsgrave Road, Coventry, Warwickshire
1536405 L/Bdr. Manuel, B. Mother 947 Tollcross Road, Tollycross, Glasgow
1777712 W/Bdr. Masters, A. J. Wife 69 St. George Road, Dagenham, Essex
1473916 Gnr. Maxwell, R. Mother 126 Clifton Park Avenue, Belfast, N.I.
1465640 W/Sgt. Menary, G. H. Wife 8 The Mount, Mount Potinger, Belfast, N.I. (Pottinger)
11409877 L/Bdr. McCallum, N. Mother Kilmoiry Quay Farm, Loch Gillespie, Argyllshire
1820220 Gnr. Milloy, R. B. Father 68 Eglington Street, Beith, Ayrshire
1475153 Gnr. Mitchell, J. Wife 65 Weir Street, Belfast, N.I.
1471045 Gnr. Montgomery, R.   98 Boundary Street, Belfast, N.I.
1465724 W/Bdr. McAteer, C. Brother 7 Ivanhoe Street, Ormeau Road, Belfast
1456325 W/Bdr. McCreedy, H. Wife 5 Ulsheda Park, Belfast, N.I.
1536583 Gnr. Macdonald, R. R. Sister 6 Bay View, Amble, Northumberland
1465725 W/Bdr, McClean, R. Wife The Creek, Ballyreagh, Portrush, N.I.
182611? W/Lieut. McGillivray, A. D. Father 28 Malcombe Avenue, Weymouth
1457035 Gnr. McGurk, W. J. Wife 3 Ferndale Street, Belfast, N.I.
1473865 Gnr. McIlwaine, W. J. Wife 3 Conway Terrace, Conlig, Co. Down, N.I.
1820251 L/Bdr. McKernan, P. Mother 706 Boydstone Road, Carnwadrie, Thornbank, Glasgow Scotland
1477492 Gnr. McMillan, R. Wife 19 Fleet Street, Belfast, N.I.
1465661 Pte. McMorran, T. Wife 18 Southwell Street, Belfast, N.I.
1456335 Gnr. McMurray, A. Sister 20 Upper Meadow Street, Belfast, N.I.
1822401 Gnr. McNeill, W. Wife 34 Albert Crescent, Wallyford, Musselburgh, Scotland
1536582 Gnr. McGilloway, F. Wife 13 Orchard Lane, Derry, N.I.
1465672 Gnr. McQuitty, A. Father 130 Limestone Road, Belfast, N.I.
1467322 W/Sgt. Neill, C. Mother 57 Main Street, Bangor, Co. Down, N.I.
1464853 Gnr. Newell, W. J. Wife 206 Urney Street, Belfast, N.I.
776982 W/Sgt. O'Neill, T. Wife 24 Sayce Street, Widnes, Lancs.
117862 Gnr. Parker, J. H. Sister 3 Severn Street, Bellevue, Wakefield, Yorkshire
1468650 Gnr. Patterson, R. M. Wife 32 Vere Street, Belfast, N.I.
1465631 Gnr. Preston, R. A. Father Hazelwood Park, Whitewell, Belfast, N.I.
1476377 Gnr. Price, J. Wife 70 Fane Street, Belfast, N.I.
1473872 L/Bdr. Rea, T. M. Wife 73 Upper Canning Street, Belfast, N.I.
1518605 Gnr. Rowell, C. H. Mother 32 Manor Road, Willerby Road, Hull, E. Yorks
1467315 Gnr. Sands, T. Wife 11 Seabank Parade, Belfast, N.I.
7008641 Sgt. Shanks, A. Wife 58 Lawther Street, Belfast, N.I.
1458594 W/Sgt. Sharp, J. J. Sister Drumcondra, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, Eire
2390837 L/Bdr. Sharpe, H. D. Wife "Mayfield", Tetney, Grimsby, Lincs.
1538905 Gnr. Sheard, A. Sister 203 Windmill Lane, Nottingham
1664788 Gnr. Simpson, J. E. Wife 47 Cato Street, Southwick, Sunderland
1689336 Gnr. Skinner, C. W. Wife 77 Havilock Road, Bromley, Kent
1432948 Gnr. Sloggett, E. H. Father 10 Wellington Place, Wadebridge, Cornwall
1075849 Gnr. Smith, D. E. Wife 16 Playfield Road, Burnt Oak, London
1463062 Gnr. Snodden, S. Wife 57 Bishop Street. Fratton, Portsmouth
1112648 Gnr. Spinks, R. Mother 19 Windermere Terrace, South Moor, Durham
1822331 Gnr. Stalker, D. L. Wife 14 Wallace Cottages, Southend, Argyllshire
1524025 Gnr. Thompson, W. Wife 85 Hunter Street, Belfast, N.I.
5577469 Gnr. Thompson, L. W. Wife 82 Engrove Lane, Knowle, Bristol 4
1456324 W/Sgt. Thompson, J. M. Wife 236 Cliftonville Road, Belfast, N.I.
1771542 L/Bdr. Turner, H. Wife 21 Cambrai Road, Balham, London
207963 T/Capt. Waterton, F. D. S. Wife 11 Walpole Road, London, N. 17
7008407 W/Col. Waterworth, T. Wife 15 Raleigh Street, Belfast, N.I.
1750055 Gnr. Webster, P. C. Sister Creswell Road, Acocks Green, B'Ham.
1830090 Gnr. White, C. A. Wife 25 Stradling Avenue, Weston-Super-Mare
11058026 Gnr. Woolhead, C. J. Wife 9 Fuller Road, Watford, Herts.
965931 W/Sgt. Wright, I. J. Father 11 Lincoln Road, Northampton