July 12 – Belfast first with silence of Remembrance. Roll of Honour

The first civic Silence for Remembrance was observed in Belfast. In 1916 a decision was made by the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland to cancel the annual 12th July celebrations. Sir Crawford McCullagh, Lord Mayor 1914 – 17 requested that all businesses be suspended for the duration of 5 minutes from noon till 12.05pm. He was the first recorded person to publicly call for a period of silence for fallen soldiers. International sportsmen of WW1 are recalled today, and Sydney Ireland the first of eighteen pilots from Northern Ireland killed during the Battle of Britain.


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