17th March

17th March is St. Patrick's Day and during World War Two, many Irish units continued to try to observe their Patron Saint's day throughout the conflict.

St. Patrick's Day in Anzio - 1944

Remembering the Fallen

Malachy Digby

Leading Aircraftman | 619951

Leading Aircraftman Malachy Digby of Navan Street, Armagh, Co. Armagh died on 17th March 1944 while serving in the Royal Air Force in Egypt, North Africa.

George Frederick Waddell Martin

Major | 74566

Major George Frederick Waddell Martin of Banbridge, Co. Down died on 17th March 1942 while serving in Tripoli, Lebanon with the Royal Engineers.

John Murray

Fireman | 907049

Fireman John Murray of Belfast, Co. Antrim died at sea of an illness on 17th March 1940 while serving on HMS Mooltan with the Naval Auxiliary Personnel.

William David Nesbitt

Leading Aircraftman | 1062124

Leading Aircraftman William David Nesbitt of Belfast, Co. Antrim died on 17th March 1942 while serving in RAF 250 Squadron in the North African Campaign.