Remembering those with connections to Northern Ireland who died on 1st January throughout the Second World War including a Co. Armagh Royal Marine Commando.
On 2nd January 1942, the Royal Engineers quarried materials around Co. Antrim. The following year saw the opening of R.A.F. Toome on the shore of Lough Neagh.
Remembering the service of three military personnel from Co. Armagh including Charles "Scotty" Lawson who wrote a letter home to the Portadown News in 1942.
On 4th January, we remember those with connections to Northern Ireland who died on this date in the Second World War including members of the Royal Artillery.
Remembering those with connections to Northern Ireland who died on active service in Burma with 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 6th January 1943.
On 9th January 1942, Lieutenant Bainbridge photographed a dental centre in Belfast. The following year saw the sinking of Merchant vessel S.S. Empire Lytton.
On 10th January 1943, 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers sustained losses in Burma. Meanwhile back on Lough Erne, the R.A.F. ran into difficulties.
On 11th January 1942, workers from a munitions factory in Northern Ireland experienced the opportunity of operating guns alongside a Royal Artillery battery.
On 13th January 1943, soldiers with connections to Northern Ireland died during the 6th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers' first attack on Two Tree Hill.
On 14th January 1945, four German prisoners of war escaped from Elmfield Camp in Gilford, Co. Down. Their escape was short-lived as they fled towards Éire.
On 16th January 1942, Lieutenant J.R. Bainbridge photographed Major-General Horatio Pettus Mackintosh Berney-Ficklin M.C., an officer of 5th Infantry Division.
On 17th January 1944, X Corps began their attack across the Garigliano River. Among them under 5th Division was 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
On 18th January 1944, 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers engaged in fighting across the Garigliano River as the attempted to break the Gustav Line.
2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers were among the first Allied units to cross the Gustav Line, crossing the Garigliano Valley on 19th January 1944.
On 24th January 1943, Reverend L.F. Hamel-Smith M.A. (Senior Chaplain to the forces, Northern Ireland District) dedicated a new chapel at a military hospital.
On 25th January 1943, Right Honourable Sir James Grigg K.C.B., K.C.S.I, P.C. (Secretary of State for War) began a short visit to Northern Ireland's army bases.