31st May

Remembering service personnel on land, on sea, and in the air with connections to Northern Ireland who lost their lives on 31st May throughout wartime.

Remembering the Fallen

George Furney

Flight Sergeant | 816134

Born in Wexford, Ireland, Flight Sergeant George Furney DFM lived in Finaghy, Co. Antrim. He died on 31st May 1941, shot down by a Vichy French plane.

John McAllister

Driver | T/91029

John McAllister of the Royal Army Service Corps served as John Short. He died on 31st May 1942 and is buried in Milltown Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim.

John McIlwee

Rifleman | 7015235

John McIlwee died on 31st May 1944 while serving with 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles as the unit prepared for the invasion of Normandy, France.