Three Antrim men killed by a single shell 1917

#OnThisDay 1917 Four Royal Irish Rifles soldiers from Ballymoney, Antrim were sheltering in a shell hole when they were hit by a shell. Three were killed outright. The fourth, George Wales, survived the blast only to be killed a year later at Cambrai.

The dead:

L/Cpl James McCoubrey

Rflm William Wade

Rflm John Hanna

Tommies in a shell hole

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