Royal Ulster Rifles & London Irish Rifles

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  1. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Thank you very much Clive.



    The National Archives | DocumentsOnline | Image Details

    Name: Janes, Frank Edwin
    Rank: Rifleman
    Service No: 14205933
    Regiment: 2 Battalion London Irish Rifles
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: North Africa (Algeria, Tunisia)
    Award: Military Medal
    Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 04 May 1943
    Date: 1943
    Catalogue reference: WO 373/1


    14205733 [NB difference in Regtl No.] Rifleman Frank Ewin JANES, 2nd Battalion LONDON IRISH RIFLES, 38 (Irish) Infantry Brigade, 6 Armoured Division, 5 Corps

    Reference Map Tunisia, 1:50,000, Sheet No. 34

    During the battle for the high ground North of BOU ARADA on 26th February 1943, an enemy Machine Gun was inflicting casualties on F Company.

    Rifleman JANES moved forward to an exposed position and stayed there under heavy fire in order to direct the fire of a Light Machine Gun which was engaging the Machine Gun. He stayed in this position for about twenty minutes during which time his steel helmet was struck by an enemy bullet and Rifleman JANES knocked unconscious. When he recovered he continued to direct the fire until the Machine Gun had been put out of action.

    Rifleman JANES' complete disregard of his own personal safety and his determination to destroy the enemy was a magnificent example to the remainder of his Platoon.

    Awarded Military Medal, L.G. 04/05/1943
     

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    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Remembered Harpenden Herts

    Warrant Officer Class II WILLIAM JAMES McCUTCHEON, M.M., 7012822, 1st (Airborne) Bn., Royal Ulster Rifles who died age 28 on 24 March 1945
    Son of Hugh and Rose Ann McCutcheon; husband of Vera Amy McCutcheon, of Harpenden, Hertfordshire.
    Remembered with honour REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY


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    Name: McCutcheon, William
    Rank: Warrant Officer Class 2
    Service No: 7012822
    Regiment: 1 Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: North West Europe 1944-45
    Award: Military Medal
    Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 29 March 1945
    Date: 1945
    Catalogue reference: WO 373/53

    7012822 Warrant Officer (Company Sergeant Major) William McCUTCHEON, 6 Airlanding Brigade, 6 Airborne Division, 1 Corps

    For gallantry, devotion to duty and conspicuous bravery in the field. Near CABOURG on 18th August 1944, the Reconnaissance Platoon while leading the Battalion, came under heavy fire from Machine Guns, mortars and rifles. It suffered casualties and with minefields on both its flanks was in a very difficult position. The Reconnaissance Platoon Commander called for assistance and C.S.M. McCUTCHEON went forward with stretcher bearers.

    Two hours ensued during which time the stretcher bearers slowly dragged the wounded into what cover there was, immediate covering fire being provided together with 2" and 3" mortar smoke from 'C' Company.

    The whole operation was organised by Captain MARTIN, the Reconnaissance Platoon Commander, who was frequently absent organising further smoke and covering fire. During these absences C.S.M. McCUTCHEON took over command and assisted in the carriage of stretchers. He also repulsed an attack, on the Platoon flank, by a German patrol.

    Throughout the operation he showed a complete disregard for his own personal safety, his coolness and tenacity made a difficult operation possible, and he finally came out himself carrying a stretcher with the Platoon Commander, crossing a minefield in the process.

    Over the whole period his bravery, as always with this Warrant Officer, was absolute, and he was an inspiration to all, Officers and men alike.

    Recommended for D.C.M.
    Awarded M.M.
    L.G. 29/03/1945
     

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  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Remembered Potten End,Hertfordshire

    Rifleman ARTHUR RAYMOND CRIPPS

    11420547, Royal Ulster Rifles
    and No. 2, Commando
    who died age 23
    on 02 April 1945
    Son of Charles and Jennie Cripps; husband of Barbara Cripps, of Apsley End, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.
    Remembered with honour
    RAVENNA WAR CEMETERY
     

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    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Lance Corporal JEREMIAH LUCEY

    7014624, 1st Bn. The London Irish Rifles, Royal Ulster Rifles
    who died
    on 01 July 1945

    Remembered with honour
    KENSAL GREEN (ST. MARY'S) ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY
     

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  5. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Rifleman DANIEL McKENNA

    7019244, Royal Ulster Rifles
    who died
    on 16 November 1940
    Husband of Ivy McKenna, of Harlesden, Middlesex.
    Remembered with honour
    KENSAL GREEN (ST. MARY'S) ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY

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  6. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Remembered Hatfield Hyde, Hertfordshire

    Major TERENCE JAMES SWEENEY

    193884, 1st Bn. The London Irish Rifles, Royal Ulster Rifles
    who died age 30
    on 05 September 1944
    Son of James and Flossie Caroline Sweeney; husband of Eileen Henrietta Sweeney, of London.
    Remembered with honour
    GRADARA WAR CEMETERY
     

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  7. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Remembered Welwyn Garden City ,Hertfordshire

    Major TERENCE JAMES SWEENEY

    193884, 1st Bn. The London Irish Rifles, Royal Ulster Rifles
    who died age 30
    on 05 September 1944
    Son of James and Flossie Caroline Sweeney; husband of Eileen Henrietta Sweeney, of London.
    Remembered with honour
    GRADARA WAR CEMETERY
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  8. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    EDMONDS, DENNIS PHILIP

    Rank:
    Lieutenant
    Service No:
    258718
    Date of Death:
    13/09/1944
    Age:
    21
    Regiment/Service:
    Royal Ulster Rifles

    1st (Airborne) Bn.
    Grave Reference
    Sec. HD. Grave 1214.
    Cemetery
    SOUTHGATE CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Nephew of P. Vivian Smith, of Palmers Green.
     

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  9. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    JONES, IAN RUSSEL AYLMER

    Rank:
    Captain
    Service No:
    129585
    Date of Death:
    20/02/1943
    Age:
    26
    Regiment/Service:
    Royal Ulster Rifles

    1st (Airborne) Bn.
    Grave Reference
    Near N. W. Corner of Church.
    Cemetery
    CLEWER (ST. ANDREW) OLD CHURCHYARD
    Additional Information:
    Son of Felix Edward Aylmer Jones and Cecily Minnie Jane Jones, of Weybridge, Surrey; husband of Anne Margaret Jones, of Weybridge.
     

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  10. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    NORMAN, GEOFFREY SCHUYLER

    Rank:
    Captain
    Service No:
    48899
    Date of Death:
    30/07/1941
    Age:
    50
    Regiment/Service:
    Royal Ulster Rifles

    2nd Bn. The London Irish Rifles
    Awards:
    M C
    Grave Reference
    Panel 3.
    Cemetery
    GOLDERS GREEN CREMATORIUM
    Additional Information:
    Son of George Schuyler Cardew Norman and Ada Emily Norman.
     

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  11. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Remembered Berkhamsted ,Hertfordshire
    POTTON, ARCHIBALD WILLIAM

    Rank:
    Rifleman
    Service No:
    2722770
    Date of Death:
    30/04/1943
    Age:
    32
    Regiment/Service:
    Royal Ulster Rifles

    2nd Bn. The London Irish Rifles
    Panel Reference
    Face 31.
    Memorial
    MEDJEZ-EL-BAB MEMORIAL
    Additional Information:
    Son of William and Priscilla Potton; husband of Hilda Potton, of Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.

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  12. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

    Rifleman Potton, as his name is shown in memorial at Medjez, may have died during the successful assault of 2 LIR on Heidous on Good Friday, the week before.
     
  13. graeme

    graeme Senior Member

    Hi

    Interested in

    Rifleman 4207893 George Joseph WALKER
    1st (Airborne) Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles
    DoW Sunday 20 August 1944

    Buried in La Delivrande War Cemetery in Grave I.C.6.

    Would anyone have a headstone photo, perchance ??

    Regards,

    Graeme
     
  14. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

    Hi Graeme,

    Checked my files I only have The Paras at this cemetery no RUR headstone photos... Sorry Graeme I do have a J Walker but he is a Para..

    Regards,
    Tom
    PS Me and Andybaldeagle might be going over next year so we could get him then ....
     
  15. graeme

    graeme Senior Member

    Morning Tom,

    Really appreciate you checking, many thanks,

    Graeme
     
  16. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

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  17. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

    Captain Black was killed on the night of 18/19 Feb 1943 when leading a team of "specialist night patrollers" to the east of Grandstand Hill. Captain Black was "reported killed by the only unhit member of his patrol".
     
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  18. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

    Hi All,

    Got this one the other day...

    562 JOHNSON F 6711852 7TH BN 05/02/1943 ROYAL ULSTER RIFLES
     

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    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    KANE, DEREK STANLEY
    Rank: Rifleman
    Service No: 7019200
    Date of Death: 01/03/1943
    Age: 25
    Regiment/Service: Royal Ulster Rifles
    Grave Reference: Sec. P. Grave 2171.
    Cemetery: WILLESDEN NEW CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of Edwin Kane, and of Alice Amy Kane, of Cricklewood; husband of Dorothy Edith Kane, of Cricklewood.
     

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    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    HARDING, ALBERT EDWARD
    Rank: Rifleman
    Service No: D/27709
    Date of Death: 16/08/1945
    Regiment/Service: Royal Ulster Rifles
    Grave Reference: Plot 16. Sec. C. Coll. grave 6. (Screen Wall).
    Cemetery: MORTLAKE CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of William and Ellen Harding; husband of Rose Gertrude Harding, of Hammersmith, London.
     

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