These essays commemorate those who do not fit naturally into one of the other categories on this website.
Lieutenant Harold Sydney Morgan, United States Army Medical Reserve Corps
Syd Morgan served as the Medical Officer of the 9th (North Irish Horse) Battalion, Princess Victoria’s (Royal Irish Fusiliers). He was killed in action on 12 April 1918 and has no known grave. He is commemorated in the Flanders Field Memorial Chapel.
Lieutenant Commander John Thomas ‘Jack’ Doherty, United States Navy (Retired)
Jack Doherty served during the Second World War, Korea & Vietnam. I was privileged to attend his funeral at Arlington National Cemetery.
The Sergeant Brothers
The Sergeant household from Gilford in County Down contributed much during the First World War. This was a large family. Samuel, a linen bleacher, and Margaret Ann (née Sands) from Drumarran had 12 children, 11 of whom survived childhood—eight boys and three girls. Five of the brothers served during the First World War, and a sixth served after the war. One was a regular soldier, the others were wartime volunteers. One was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme; the others survived.