8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery

The 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery recruited throughout 1939, gearing up to protect Belfast before joining the BEF in France.

Men who served in 21st Battery

Robert Crawford

Gunner | 1473864

Gunner Robert Crawford served with 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment of the Royal Artillery. He saw action across Europe and survived Dunkirk.

Archibald Grant

Archibald Grant

Bombardier | 1463105

Bombardier Archibald Grant died on 21st February 1942. He was a former player at Linfield Football Club before enlisting in the Territorial Army in 1939.

James Knox

Gunner | 147640

Gunner James Knox served in 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment of the Royal Artillery. He was wounded during action in northern France in June 1940.

Thomas Wright Lannigan

Gunner | 1475147

Gunner Thomas Wright Lannigan was born in Belfast, Co. Antrim and died in Middlesex, United Kingdom on 16th November 1940. He fought at Dunkirk that summer.

George Herbert Menary

Sergeant

Sergeant George Herbert Menary from Belfast, Co. Antrim is buried in Dundonald Cemetery, Dundonald, Co. Down. He died on 1st April 1949 after the war's end.

Robert Robinson

Gunner | 1465720

Gunner Robert Robinson was more often known as "Charlie". Born in Belfast in 1907, he served with 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment at Dunkirk.

Ernest Tinsley

Gunner | 1456311

Belfast-born Gunner Ernest Tinsley served in the Royal Artillery during the Second World War. He fought with the 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment.

Men who served in 22nd Battery

Samuel Robinson McBurney

Gunner | 1465660

Belfast-born Gunner Samuel Robinson McBurney died on 25th July 1944 while serving with 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment of the Royal Artillery.

Men who served in 23rd Battery

Leonard Edgar

Gunner | 1475599

Gunner Leonard Edgar died on 23rd May 1940 while serving in France and Belgium with 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment of the Royal Artillery.

Frederick Gordon McCarroll

Lance Bombardier | 1469237

Lance Bombardier Frederick Gordon McCarroll died on 27th January 1944 while serving with the 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment in World War Two.