A Ballymena Gunner was awarded the DCM in 1916. Henry McGowan from Portstewart died in WW1 serving with RMLI – Royal Marine Light Infantry. In 1942 James McAlister from Bushmills died in a submarine off Newfoundland and the same day in Lybia two Newtownards Gunners fell. In 1944 Thomas McLaughlin from Coleraine fell in Italy with Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Photo – CWGC Jerusalem War Cemetery, Mount Scopos.