Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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06/07/2020 The Officers and Members of the above Lodge desire to tender their deepest sympathy to relatives of our esteemed Bro George Rollins, killed in action May 1944.
06/07/2020 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 10th June 1944: Roll of Honour – Killed in Action – Drumbonaway L.O.L. No. 214
22/09/2019 Lance Corporal George Rollins is buried in Cassino War Cemetery in Italy. His inscription reads: A LITTLE WHILE AND WE SHALL MEET THE LOVED ONE GONE BEFORE.
22/09/2019 George Rollins was the son of George and Lena Rollins (nee McCollum) from Ardtrea, Cookstown. He was born on 30th June 1924.
22/09/2019 George was a member of Drumbonaway L.O.L. 214.
22/09/2019 Prior to enlisting he had worked as a labourer.
22/09/2019 About ten days before died George was promoted to Lance Corporal.
22/09/2019 The 6th Battalion diary from 15th May 1944 reports that the battalion objective was to take a road at map ref 833174. The fighting lasted from 3am until 6:30 pm. The battalion’s casualties for the day included two officers killed and two wounded, with nine other ranks killed, including George Rollins. Fifty men were wounded.
22/09/2019 Lance Corporal George Rollins is commemorated locally on Cookstown Cenotaph, Stewartstown War Memorial and at St Andrew’s Church of Ireland, Ardtrea, Cookstown.
22/09/2019 The CWGC record Lance Corporal George Rollins as the son of George and Lena Rollins of Ardtrea, County Tyrone.
22/09/2019 Lance Corporal George Rollins was serving with the 6th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on 15th May 1944 as a result of enemy action at the village of Vendittis, near Cassino in Italy.
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