21st March

On 21st March 1941, a Luftwaffe plane attacked the coal carrying SS Millisle in the Bristol Channel killing a total of 8 crew members from Northern Ireland.

Bristol Bombay in Holywood, Co. Down

Bristol Bombay in Holywood, Co. Down

Imperial War Museum Photo: HU 110308 (Part of the Belfast Telegraph Collection). The wreck of a Bristol Bombay is towed through the streets of Holywood, Co. Down on 21st March 1942 after it came down in a forced landing at nearby Clandeboye, Co. Down.

SS Millisle

Joseph Alexander Bittles

Fireman

Fireman Joseph Alexander Bittles of Belfast, Co. Antrim died on 21st March 1941 when SS Millisle came under Luftwaffe attack in the Bristol Channel.

Henry Botshi

Chief Engineer

Chief Engineer Henry Botshi of Belfast, Co. Antrim died on 21st March 1941 when SS Millisle came under a Luftwaffe aerial attack in the Bristol Channel.

Samuel Currell

Master

Master Samuel Currell of Belfast, Co. Antrim died on 21st March 1941 when his cargo vessel SS Millisle came under Luftwaffe attack in the Bristol Channel.

George Doyle

Able Seaman

Able Seaman George Doyle of Belfast, Co. Antrim died on 21st March 1941 when SS Millisle came under attack from the Nazi Luftwaffe in the Bristol Channel.

Patrick Duffin

Fireman

Fireman Patrick Duffin of Carnlough, Co. Antrim died on 21st March 1941 when SS Millisle came under attack from a Luftwaffe plane in the Bristol Channel.

John Kane

Mate

Mate John Kane of Ballycarry, Co. Antrim died on 21st March 1941 when coal cargo vessel SS Millisle came under Luftwaffe attack in the Bristol Channel.

John Lee

Able Seaman

Able Seaman John Lee of Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim died on 21st March 1941 when cargo ship SS Millisle came under Luftwaffe attack in the Bristol Channel.

Charles Mellan

Second Engineer Officer

Second Engineer Officer Charles Mellan of Belfast, Co. Down died on 21st March 1941 when SS Millisle came under Luftwaffe attack in the Bristol Channel.

Remembering the Fallen

Charles Francis George Thomas Hallaran

Charles Francis George Thomas Hallaran

Commander

Commander Charles Francis George Thomas Hallaran died on 21st March 1941. The Irish rugby international was serving on the Royal Navy's HMS Springbank.

Joshua Liggett DCM

Joshua Liggett DCM

Private | 6114

Joshua Liggett DCM of Portadown, Co. Armagh died on 21st March 1968 in Canada having served Britain in The Great War and Canada the Second World War.