The Abercorns (Northern Ireland)
Left to right - Mrs. Sinclair, Mr. Warnock, Duchess of Abercorn, General Hartle, Duke of Abercorn, Mrs Archeson, Maj. Gen. Majendie, Mr. Douglas. James Hamilton, the 3rd Duke of Abercorn, held the office of Governor of Northern Ireland between 1922 and 1945.
Major General Vivian Majendie was General Officer Commanding Northern Ireland District from 7th June 1941 – 14th May 1943. The first important exercise of the United States Army Ground Forces of the European Theater of Operations in the period 8 June, 1942, to 8 November, 1942, ATLANTIC, to test cooperation between United States and British troops. It was held in Northern Ireland, 1 to 8 July, 1942, in the area between Belfast Lough and Lough Neagh. On one side a British officer, Major General V. H. B. Majendie led the 34th United States Infantry Division against the 6lst British Infantry Division, the 72nd Infantry Brigade and the 1st United States Armored Division under Major General Russell P. Hartle. (Brief of Exercise ATLANTIC, in Exercise file, Historical Section, ETOUSA.)
Belfast News Letter
Washington County Free Library
Used with permission of the Belfast News Letter.
Western Maryland Room, Washington County Free Library
United States. Army, Biography; World War, 1939-1945, United States; Hartle, Russell P.