3rd March

On 3rd March 1942, Lieutenant Colonel John Pelham Acworth of the British Indian Army died after the sinking of SS Roseboom leaving a wife in Co. Down.

Remembering the Fallen

John Pelham Acworth

Lieutenant Colonel | AI/387

Lieutenant Colonel John Pelham Acworth died on 3rd March 1942 following the sinking of SS Roseboom, a Dutch steamship laden with evacuees and troops.

Edward Victor Polley

Edward Victor Polley


Lieutenant Edward Victor Polley was born into a military family in Belfast, Co. Antrim. He died on 3rd March 1943 as a result of a motorcycle accident.