Category: Army WW1

Belfast origin of Remembrance silence

The Old Contemptibles of Ypres 1914, their Belfast standard bearer, the origin and choosing of the Unknown Warrior

Local Newspapers and the Great War – 7

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

Local Newspapers and the Great War – 6

Reports from 10th October 1918 to 23rd October 1918, during which there were 18 fatalities in the Ulster Division

Local Newspapers and the Great War – 5

Reports from 18th September 1918 to 15th October 1918, during which there were 41 fatalities in the Ulster Division including Edmund De Wind VC

Sinking of RMS Leinster – biggest loss of life in Irish Sea

In the biggest loss of life in the Irish sea ten servicemen from NI perished including a leading naval inventor from near Dungannon.

John Redmond, the Ulster unionist chaplain who comforted Willie Redmond, a dying Irish nationalist MP, on WW1 battlefield

It is a scenario which would defy most Holywood script writers

Local Newspapers and the Great War – 4

Reports from June to August 1918 which are principally of fatalities from the 36th Ulster Division

Chaplain’s service recorded at Royal Portrush

In the club’s Roll of Honour is the name of Rev. Arthur Edwin Ross, MC and Bar. Here is an outline of his service and of the history of the Royal Army Chaplain’s Department.