Throughout the Second World War, many with connections to Northern Ireland served in the Royal Marines, the Royal Navy's elite force of amphibious troops.
Marine Brian Hamilton of Lisburn, Co. Antrim served in the Royal Marines during the Second World War. He died after the end of conflict on 2nd September 1947.
John Francis Kelly served in the Royal Marines during the Second World War. He died on 1st January 1943 aged 21 years old while serving on H.M.S. Fidelity.