Cullybackey, a County Antrim village, and the townlands around it, (Craigs, Hillmount and Harperstown, a sub-section of Hillmount), highlight the type of commitment made in the First World War.
Category: Army WW1
The Old Contemptibles of Ypres 1914, their Belfast standard bearer, the origin and choosing of the Unknown Warrior
Reports from 25th October 1918 to 8th November 1918, during which there were 10 fatalities in the Ulster Division from Letterkenny, Dungannon, Lurgan, Greyabbey, Bushmills, Belfast
Reports from 10th October 1918 to 23rd October 1918, during which there were 18 fatalities in the Ulster Division
Reports from 18th September 1918 to 15th October 1918, during which there were 41 fatalities in the Ulster Division including Edmund De Wind VC
In the biggest loss of life in the Irish sea ten servicemen from NI perished including a leading naval inventor from near Dungannon.
It is a scenario which would defy most Holywood script writers