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Torr Head coastguards, 1930s. Inscription reads "taken on roof at Torr Head, 1930s"
My grandfather, Florence Patrick Walsh (Flor) second from left, born Co Cork, served at Valentia Island and then Ballycastle coastguard stations. He would often walk "over the hill" to Torr Head.
His son, Stephen, was lost at sea in December 1939, aged 24 years, when his ship, HMS Duchess was accidentally rammed by HMS Barham in thick fog off Rathlin Island. There was heavy loss of life.

Date: 05/06/2021
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