December 22. MP & TA officer mostly responsible for Caubeens. Roll of Honour

Photo – Portrait of Bala Bredin wearing a caubeen. In 1915 Ballymoney man Archie Nichol one of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers ‘Last Ditchers’ died in Gallipoli along with Hugh Caulfield from Fivemiletown. James Ferguson, a QUB graduate and Medical Officer, died in 1917. He was one of four brothers from a Randalstown Manse to serve. William Tweed from Ballymoney was lost in 1941 when the Royal Navy Escort Carrier HMS Audacity was sunk by U-boat. Today’s veteran is Surgeon Commander George Stephenson who between 1920 and 1930 was capped 42 times playing rugby football for Ireland which he captained 13 times. 

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