Tag: Menin Gate

June 23 – Menin Gate Memorial to Missing 54,000. Roll of Honour

The story of the Menin Gate Memorial, its origin and customs. The Belfast names on the Memorial. William Dunwoodie from Dungannon returned with NZ infantry in WW1. Two Belfast submariners are lost in HMS Fearless, and two Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers from Strabane and Derry… Continue Reading “June 23 – Menin Gate Memorial to Missing 54,000. Roll of Honour”

July 24 – The anniversary of the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres

Today is the anniversary of the unveiling of the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial in 1927; the origin of the daily Act of Remembrance; some names from Northern Ireland which are engraved on it including that of the first MP to be killed in WW1.