24th March

On 24th March 1945, 1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles took part in Operation Varsity, a successful airborne assault to land Allied troops in Germany.

Operation Varsity

George William Bell

Rifleman | 7046436

Rifleman George William Bell of Banbridge, Co. Down died on 24th March 1945 while taking part in Operation Varsity with 1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles.

Norman Boyd

Rifleman | 7022506

Rifleman Norman Boyd of Belfast, Co. Antrim died on 24th March 1945 after landing as part of Operation Varsity with 1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles.

John Elkin

Rifleman | 6985544

Rifleman John Elkin of Drumquin, Co. Tyrone died on 24th March 1945 after landing as part of Operation Varsity with 1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles.

Hugh Henry

Rifleman | 7013163

Rifleman Hugh Henry of Crumlin, Co. Antrim died on 24th March 1945 after landing as part of Operation Varsity with 1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles.

Hugh Robert Hewitt

Private | 5382034

Private Hugh Robert Hewitt of Kilmood, Co. Down died on 24th March 1945 with 2nd Battalion Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry in Operation Varsity.

William Wright Hyde

Corporal | 7021059

Corporal William Wright Hyde of Belfast, Co. Antrim died on 24th March 1945 while serving in Operation Varsity with 1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles.

William James McCutcheon

Warrant Officer II | 7012822

Warrant Officer II William James McCutcheon MM of Lisburn, Co. Antrim died on 24th March 1945 in Operation Varsity with 1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles.

James Moore

Rifleman | 7017079

Rifleman James Moore of Belfast, Co. Antrim died on 24th March 1945 while taking part in Operation Varsity with 1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles.

David Stothers

Rifleman | 7013676

Rifleman David Stothers of East Belfast, Co. Down died on 24th March 1945 while taking part in Operation Varsity with 1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles.

Samuel Thompson

Rifleman | 14412439

Rifleman Samuel Thompson of Belfast, Co. Antrim died on 24th March 1945 after landing as part of Operation Varsity with 1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles.

Samuel Waring

Rifleman | 7021324

Rifleman Samuel Waring of Belfast, Co. Antrim died on 24th March 1945 after landing as part of Operation Varsity with 1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles.

Remembering the Fallen

Gerald Eagleson Scott

Flight Sergeant | 1023462

Flight Sergeant Gerald Eagleson Scott of Belfast, Co. Antrim died on 24th March 1944 on one of the later bombing raids to Berlin with RAF 514 Squadron.

William James Sheeran

Mess Room Boy

William James Sheeran from Glenwherry Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim was only 17 years old when he died on 24th March 1941 on the merchant ship Agnete Maersk.