18th October

On 18th October 1942 Avro Anson N5372 crashed near Ballycastle, Co. Antrim killing a leading Polish Airman, a crew member and a civilian.

Avro Anson N5372 crash in Ballycastle, Co. Antrim


18th October 2016

On 18th October 1943, Avro Anson N5372 crashed near Ballycastle, killing 3, after many factors contributed to it striking high ground at Knocklayd Mountain.

5th Reconnaissance Battalion in Northern Ireland

On 18th October 1941, 5th Reconnaissance Battalion, 5th Infantry Division carried out a training exercise in the countryside around Castledillon Estate, Co. Armagh.

Remembering the Fallen

Eric George Clarke

Warrant Officer | 404206

Warrant Officer Eric George Clarke served in the Royal Australian Air Force. He died when Avro Anson N5372 came down after striking Knocklayd Mountain.

Samuel Rutherford Morrison

Able Seaman | D/JX 198134

Able Seaman Samuel Rutherford Morrison served with the Royal Navy. The seaman from Killyleagh, Co. Down died on board HMS Broadwater when it sank in 1941.

Joseph Russell

Private | 4395753

Private Joseph Russell served with The Green Howards during World War Two and saw action across the globe from North Africa, Italy, Sicily to India and the Middle East.