2nd October

On 2nd October 1942, H.M.S. Curacoa sank off the coast of Northern Ireland after colliding with the troop-carrying Cunard Liner Queen Mary.

Remembering the Fallen

Stanley Burrows

Rifleman | MBE

Rifleman Stanley Burrows served in 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles during the Second World War. He saw action on D-Day and was injured in Cambes Wood, Normandy.

Hans Calvert

Signalman | D/JX 229549

Signalman Hans Calvert died after the fall of Hong Kong on the transport ship Lisbon Maru while held prisoner of war by Japanese forces on 2nd October 1942.

Lawrence W. McNabb

Guardsman | 2725582

Guardsman Lawrence W McNabb of Ballycastle, Co. Antrim died on 2nd October 1947 having served in 2nd Battalion Irish Guards during wartime.