Assassinated Northern Irish Politicians: Norman Stronge Books LLC

ISBN: 9781156255483

Published: May 31st 2010

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44 pages


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Assassinated Northern Irish Politicians: Norman Stronge by Books LLC
May 31st 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 44 pages | ISBN: 9781156255483 | 6.16 Mb

Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Captain Sir Charles Norman Lockhart Stronge, 8th Baronet, MC,MorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Captain Sir Charles Norman Lockhart Stronge, 8th Baronet, MC, PC (NI), JP (23 July 1894 21 January 1981) was a senior Unionist politician in Northern Ireland.

Prior to his involvement in politics he was a British Army officer, decorated with the Military Cross in World War I and having fought at the Battle of the Somme. His positions after the war included Speaker of the Northern Ireland House of Commons, for twenty-three years, and member of the Privy Council of Northern Ireland, to which he was appointed in 1946. He was shot and killed, aged 86, along with his son, James, by the Provisional Irish Republican Army in 1981 at Tynan Abbey, their home, which was burnt to the ground during the attack. His loyal and distinguished service was commended by Queen Elizabeth II at his funeral.

Sir Norman was born in Bryansford, County Down, the son of Sir Charles Stronge, 7th Baronet. He was educated at Eton. In the First World War he served in France and Flanders with the 10th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, as lieutenant and later as captain. He was decorated with the Military Cross and the Belgian Croix de Guerre. He survived the first day of the Battle of the Somme and was the first soldier after the start of the battle to be mentioned in despatches by Lord Haig.

In April 1918, he was appointed adjutant of the 15th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. He was wounded, whilst near Kortrijk, on October 20, 1918. He relinquished his commission on 19 August 1919, and was permitted to retain the rank of captain. On the outbreak of the Second World War, he was again commissioned, this time into the North Irish Horse, Royal Armoured Corps, reverting to second lieutenant. He relinquished the commission on 20 April 1940 due to ill-health. In 1950 he was a...

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