Colin Horner – Rotherham seaman torpedoed by U-boat in 1944, but swam and lived

Name of soldier/sailor : Colin Horner Name of descendent : Tommy Horner Colin Horner was a sailor on the HMS Hardy when it was torpedoed in the Artic Ocean by a U boat during the Second World War. Blown overboard, he managed to survive in the icy waters until rescued, and went on to liveContinue reading “Colin Horner – Rotherham seaman torpedoed by U-boat in 1944, but swam and lived”

John Coyle – Chain smoking veteran who never spoke of war

Name of soldier : John Coyle Descendent : Gary Coyle Gary Coyle is an artist, originally from Dun Laoghaire and now living on Dublin’s Northside. He exhibits with the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery and was elected a member of artists body Aosdana in 2009. He was elected a member of the Royal Hibernia Academy in 2007.Continue reading “John Coyle – Chain smoking veteran who never spoke of war”