25th May

On 25th May 1942, the Royal Air Force's Supermarine Spitfire BL325 crash landed in a farmer's field near Cordrain Orange Hall, Tandragee, Co. Armagh.

Remembering the Fallen

Rudolf Blume

Gefreiter | B4534

Gefreiter or Corporal Rudolf Blume served in the German Wehrmacht during the war. Born in Roßlau, he was brought to Northern Ireland as a prisoner of war.

August Kreinbring

Stabsgefreiter | B4246

Stabsgefreiter or Lance Corporal August Kreinbring served in the German Wehrmacht during the war. He was born in Bulzenow in Germany on 17th November 1915.

Thomas Warnock Martin

Private | 13014671

Private Thomas Warnock Martin of Kimberley Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim died on 25th May 1944 after contracting tuberculosis in a prisoner of war camp.

Reginald Hardy McConnell

Fusilier | 6978362

Fusilier Reginald Hardy McConnell of Shantallow, Co. Londonderry died between 25th and 27th May 1940 while serving in the Royal Irish Fusiliers in France.

Richard McMillen

Rifleman | 7011809

Richard McMillen of East Belfast died in action between 25th May 1940 and 4th June 1940 while serving in Belgium with 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles.