Category: Army WW1

July 6 – Stories of the Somme – UVF officer from Tipperary had Newcastle and Belfast links

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Charles Owen Slacke is remembered on the War Memorial in Newcastle and on memorials in Malone Golf Club and Newcastle Parish Church. He was killed at Thiepval on 1 July 1916
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July 1 – Stories of the Somme 1 – Inst

There was not an aspect of society in Northern Ireland upon which the Battle of the Somme did not impact. 15 Instonians, former pupils of Belfast city-centre school, the Royal Belfast Academical Institution, died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. 703 past pupils served in WW1, 132 or more gave their lives in the struggle.
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