24th October

On 24th October 1937, a member of the Royal Ulster Rifles died during a highly controversial attack on an International Settlement in Shanghai.

Remembering the Fallen

Rifleman Patrick McGowan

Patrick McGowan


Before the Second World War, Rifleman Patrick McGowan of 1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles' death on 24th October 1937 caused a political outcry.

Shane Edward Robert O’Neill

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Lieutenant Colonel Shane Edward Robert O'Neill was in command of the North Irish Horse in Italy at his time of death on 24th October 1944.