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Duke of Abercorn and Hartle, 1942. (Northern Ireland)

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Sir James Hamilton, the Third Duke of Abercorn, was Governor of Northern Ireland, the Royal Family's representative in the country. In this capacity he met General Hartle in 1942 when the first Americans served overseas. The Duke of Abercorn had previously served in the North Irish Horse, a yeomanry unit of the British Territorial Army.

When Major General Hartle arrived in Belfast in January 1942 he was met by a delegation including the Governor General (the Duke of Abercorn), the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (John W. Andrews), the Commander of British Troops in Ulster (General G. E. W. Franklyn), and the Secretary of State for Air (Sir Archibald Sinclair).

The Duke also attended the Base Ball Game, 24th July, 1942.


Belfast News-Letter

Washington County Free Library

Used with permission of the Belfast News-Letter Ltd.


Collection Location:
Western Maryland Room, Washington County Free Library

United States. Army, Biography; World War, 1939-1945, United States; Hartle, Russell P.

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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