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The Antrim and Derry Year Book 1941

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Members of Coleraine Anti-Aircraft Battery.
Standing - Gunners G. Mitchell and W. T. Doherty (Coleraine), D. McKenzie (Ballymoney); A.T.S. Brown,
Sapper Simpson (Cheshire), Lance-Bombardier W. Richardson (Tobermore).
Sitting - Gunners W. "Speedy" Moore (Aghadowey), A. McGowan (Portstewart); A.T.S. Smith; Gunners H. A. McWilliams
and H. Ferguson (Coleraine)

Members of the 6th Light Anti-Aircraft Battery...
reading the Northern Constitution at their billet "somewhere in Scotland."
Left to right -Gunners S. Gault, Castleroe; W. "Speedy" Moore, Aghadowey; F. Henry, Portrush
T. Henry, New Row, Coleraine.

Members of a Royal Artillery detachment....
photographed "somewhere in Scotland." In this detachment are about 90 men from Coleraine and Portrush.
Left to right - back row - Gunners J. Baird, W. Quigg  -?- McGonigle, H. McAllister, E. Thompson, D. Henry, T. McDermott.
Middle Row - Gunners D. McKeavney, H. Magee, W. McNabb, A. Clarke, M. Peacock.
At front - Bombardier T. McKeown.

Soldiers from Castledawson serving overseas with an Anti-Aircraft Brigade...
Left to right -
Gunners W. J. Campbell, Allan Evans, William Hawe, Lance-Bombardier T. H. Lennox.
Gunners Fred Berry, George Evans, S. Watton and Lance-Bombardier J. Campbell from Bushmills.
Lance-Bombardier Lennox is reading the Northern Constitution to his brothers-in-arms.

Group of Limavady soldiers serving Overseas....
reading news from home in the "Northern Constitution."
Left to right - Sitting -Gunners Tommy Stewart and Francis Forrest (Limavady), G. McLeod (Garvagh)
and Marcus McKay (Limavady).
Standing - M. McCartney (Limavady) and two comrades from Derry City.

(LEFT PHOTO) - Sergeant Robert Burns (seated), Gunner R. Campbell (right) and Gunner Dillon (left), of the
6th Light Anti-Aircraft Battery, reading the "Northern Constitution" at their billet "somewhere in Scotland."

(RIGHT PHOTO) - Fusilier James McGrillis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McGrillis, Long Commons, Coleraine,
died as the result of an accident in India, 17th December 1939.

(LEFT PHOTO) - Lance-Corporal Patrick Hill...son of Mrs. G. Hill, Flemings Court, Limavady, killed in action, May 1940.

(RIGHT PHOTO) - Aircraftman (2nd Class) James Henry...wireless operator, Royal Air Force,
son of the later Mr. Thomas Henry and Mrs. S. Henry, 1 Long Commons, Coleraine, missing since April 1940.

Wing-Commander Francis Victor Beamish, A.F.C....
eldest son of the late Mr. F. G. Beamish, M.A., Inspector of Schools, and of Mrs. Beamish, Kildollagh, Coleraine,
awarded the D.S.O. for gallantry in flying operations against the enemy, July 19, 1940.
He was awarded the D.F.C. in November 1940.

Squadron-Leader George R. Beamish...
promoted to the rank of Wing-Commander, December, 1939.
Squadron-Leader Beamish, brother of Wing-Commander Francis Victor Beamish A.F.C. (above)
is one of four brothers serving in the Royal Air Force.
He is a former Rugby International.

Acting Captain William McGrath, R.E...
son of Mrs. McGrath, Mountsandel, Coleraine, and the late Mr. James McGrath,
awarded the D.S.O. for gallantry at the evacuation of St. Valery-en-Caux, France.

Joiner Norman C. Black, Royal Navy....
mentioned in despatches, April, 1940, aged 23 years, he is son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Black,
Old Coach Road, Portstewart, and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. R. Edmundson, Fountain Villa, Portrush Road, Coleraine.

Despatch Rider George Brockerton....
whose courage and resource rescued 81 soldiers who were entrapped in a cellar at the evacuation of Dunkirk.

Leading Stoker George A. Brown, Long Commons, Coleraine....
awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for bravery in connection with the withdrawal of the B.E.F. from Dunkirk, June, 1940.

Four members of an anti-aircraft brigade....who belong to Garvagh and are at present serving abroad.
Left to right - (Standing) - Bombardier T. A. McCully, Gunner M. M. Dillon.
(Sitting) - Gunners R. Graham and A. McLeod.

Lance-Bombardier D. Anderson....Gunners T. McLean, G. McCallion and A. McClean,
Limavady members of the Londonderry Anti-Aircraft unit at the overseas station.

Photo taken on board an armed cruiser.
On left is Jim McMullan, Portballintrae, Bushmills.
Centre at back is his brother George and right front is Daniel Gault, Dunseverick, Bushmills.
Two other brothers of the McMullans are serving on the Royal Navy.

Coleraine Academical Institution Rugby Team....runners-up in the Schools' Cup competition,
16th March, 1940;
Left to right - Back row - R. K. Beare, W. A. B. Thompson, F. Ferguson, W. C. Millar, G. R. G. McDowell,
H. R. Edmiston, W. J. Wauchob, W. S. Small.
Front row - T. R. N. Balmer, D. S. Hyndman, P. W. J. Dimond, W. D. F. Marshall (captain)
S. C. Craig, R. J. F. Patton, A. E. Lenane.

Bridal group after the wedding in Ramoan Parish Church, Ballycastle, on 23rd December, 1939...
of Mr. Bruce David Harper, son of the late Mr. J. B. R. Harper and Mrs. Harper, Ulster Bank, Ballycastle
and Miss Mary Eleanor Scanlon, younger daughter of the late Mr. John Scanlon and Mrs. Scanlon, Rathfriland.

Second-Lieutenant Valentine Wilson, B.Sc., R.E....
second son of the late Mrs. Wilson and of Mr. J. A. Wilson, Toronto, Canada, and Miss Olive McMaster,
second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. McMaster, Northern Bank House, Limavady, whose marriage took
place in Second Limavady Presbyterian Church, 2nd March, 1940.

Wedding group after the marriage on 5th June, 1940....
in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rasharkin, of Miss Annie McNeill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart John McNeill, Tamlaght,
and Mr. John C. McKiernan, draper, Kilrea.
Rev. John C. McBride, P.P., Rasharkin, celebrated Nuptial Mass, assisted by Rev. Patrick White, C.C., Rasharkin,
and Rev. Maurice McAleese, C.C., Dunloy (cousin of the bride)

Whitehall Chambers, an addition to Coleraine's commercial buildings, erected by Mr. Matthew Ross, March 1940.

The wedding took place with Nuptial Mass at the 
Church of St. Teresa, Donore Avenue, Dublin, of Mr. Joseph Augustine Lamont, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Lamont, Armoy,
and Miss Henrietta Gibney, daughter of the late Mr. Patrick Gibney, and of Mrs. Gibney, 32 O'Curry Road, Dublin.
Photograph of the bride and bridegroom.

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