George Herbert Menary

Sergeant George Herbert Menary from Belfast, Co. Antrim is buried in Dundonald Cemetery, Dundonald, Co. Down. He died on 1st April 1949, soon after the war.

Sergeant

George Herbert Menary

Belfast-born George Herbert Menary served in Dunkirk, France in 1940 with the 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery.

Sergeant George Herbert Menary served in 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery during World War Two. He was born on 22nd November 1906 in Belfast, Co. Antrim.

As a gunner with 21st Battery, 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, he would have seen action with the British Expeditionary Force as part of the evacuation from Dunkirk in 1940.

In 1940, he received a promotion to Bombardier while based in Coventry during the Luftwaffe’s Blitz on major UK cities. One year later, in 1941, another promotion came, this time to Sergeant.

After serving in Europe and the United Kingdom, Menary found himself in India where he was Pay Sergeant for 21st Battery. He died on 1st April 1949, shortly after the war’s end.

George Herbert Menary’s grave is in Dundonald Cemetery, Dundonald, Co. Down. As he died after the end of World War Two, he does not have a Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone.