Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
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Casualties
No Mem Ref Service No Rank Name Regiment / Service Battalion Date Of Death
1 01-A 6952 Pte. Anderson, John Australian Infantry 8th Battalion 01/08/1918
2 01-B 23990 L/Corp Martin, Thomas John Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 12th Battalion 23/07/1915
3 02-A 15292 Pte. Anderson, William James Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 10th Battalion 12/08/1917
4 02-B 9197 Pte. McAnary M.M, Matthew James Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1st Battalion 30/11/1917
5 03-A 6270 Pte. Bell, George Reilly Irish Guards 2nd Battalion 21/01/1918
6 03-B 29313 Pte. McClelland, Robert Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 9th Battalion 07/06/1917
7 04-A 19860 Pte. Campbell, Samuel J Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 10th Battalion 02/01/1917
8 04-B 27419 Pte. McCracken, George Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 9th Battalion 19/09/1918
9 05-A Mr Connery (WW1), T Unknown
10 05-B 17220 Pte. McCool, William Highland Light Infantry 2nd Battalion 28/04/1917
11 06-A Corp Dawson, Samuel J US Army 34th Infantry Regiment 22/10/1918
12 06-B 17273 2nd Corp McIlroy, William Royal Engineers 13th Base Park Coy 20/07/1915
13 07-A 14860 Pte. Dawson, Samuel Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 11th Battalion 01/07/1916
14 07-B 3105197 Pte. McIntyre, Robert Canadian Infantry 102nd Battalion 27/09/1918
15 08-A 19472 L/Corp Ellis, Samuel Royal Irish Fusiliers 11th Battalion 01/07/1916
16 08-B 23/2247 R/man McKee, Thomas New Zealand Rifle Brigade 1st Battalion 07/06/1917
17 09-A 15/11924 R/man Ellis, William Royal Irish Rifles 15th Battalion 31/01/1916
18 09-B 15431 R/man McKelvey, Adam Royal Irish Rifles 8th Battalion 15/12/1917
19 10-A Mr Fulton, John Unknown
20 10-B 27940 Pte. McKendry, James Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 9th Battalion 16/08/1917
21 11-A Lieut Garvin, Samuel Royal Welsh Fusiliers 9th Battalion 27/03/1917
22 11-B 2nd Lieut McKnight, Tom Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 10th Battalion 21/02/1917
23 12-A 23431 Pte. Hammond, John Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 10th Battalion 01/07/1916
24 12-B 23895 Pte. McQuillan, Thomas Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 11th Battalion 01/07/1916
25 13-A 29108 L/Corp Hammond, William James Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 11th Battalion 12/09/1917
26 13-B 24273 Pte. Moore, Henderson Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 10th Battalion 10/03/1916
27 14-A 15589 Pte. Harte M.M., John Jack Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 2nd Battalion 22/03/1918
28 14-B 41353 Pte. Park, Robert Royal Irish Fusiliers 9th Battalion 19/04/1918
29 15-A 20342 Pte. Houston, Frederick Royal Irish Fusiliers 9th Battalion 01/07/1916
30 15-B 681645 Pte. Park, William John Canadian Infantry 58th Battalion 26/10/1917
31 16-A Mr Hudson, William Unknown
32 16-B 9351 Sgt. Patterson, Alexander Hanna Canadian Infantry 1st Battalion 23/05/1915
33 17-A 18980 Pte. Hudson, Francis Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 2nd Battalion 16/05/1915
34 17-B 18972 Pte. Russell, Alexander Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1st Battalion 22/03/1918
35 18-A 38780 Pte. Hunter, John Royal Scots 15th Battalion 22/10/1917
36 18-B 15997 L/Corp Shanks M.M., William Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 2nd Battalion 21/03/1918
37 19-A 9214 Pte. Irwin M.M., Robert Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1st Battalion 01/07/1916
38 19-B Maj Oliver-Thompson, John Herbert Machine Gun Corps 40th Company 21/03/1918
39 20-A 43497 Pte. Johnstone, John Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 9th Battalion 02/06/1917
40 20-B 12291 Pte. Watterson, George Highland Light Infantry 10th Battalion 12/08/1916
41 21-A 18090 L/Corp Lennox, Francis John Royal Irish Rifles 11th Battalion 01/07/1916
42 21-B 19892 Pte. Watterson, Marshall Highland Light Infantry 12th Battalion 25/09/1915
43 22-A 192691 Pte. Leslie, Robert John Canadian Infantry 15th Battalion 29/03/1917
44 22-B Mr Wilson, Robert Unknown
45 23-A 8/3437 Pte. Wilson, Robert Hugh Otago Regiment 1st Battalion 27/09/1916
46 23-A Mr Leslie, T Unknown
47 24-A 24954 Pte. Leslie, William Royal Irish Fusiliers 9th Battalion 16/08/1917
48 24-B 23567 Pte. Woodend, Thomas James Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 10th Battalion 30/09/1916
49 25-A 174377 Fly Off Mann, William Church Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 23/11/1944
50 25-B 19482 R/man Ewart, Henry Royal Irish Rifles 11th Battalion 10/11/1916
Location
Town : Castledawson
Latitude : 54.778009
Lontitude : -6.557603
Date Unveiled : 19/06/1994
Castledawson War Memorial is located along the Main Street in Castledawson at the junction with Station Road, in Bell Park.

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Memorial History
Castledawson War Memorial is located along the Main Street in Castledawson at the junction with Station Road, in Bell Park.
Pre-Memorial
Memorial Design and Construction
The Castledawson obelisk was sculpted by Watterson’s Monumental Sculptors in 1994.
The memorial is a black granite obelisk which has inscriptions incised and painted silver/white. The obelisk rises from a two-tiered square plinth with chamfered upper edges, itself resting on a single square base. The whole is of granite and is bounded by paving. All faces of the polished black portion of the obelisk are inscribed.
On the memorial are the names of those who have given their lives in two world wars and other conflicts.
The inscription on it reads: ‘This memorial is dedicated to the gallant members of H.M. Forces from this district who made the supreme sacrifice in two world wars and subsequent conflicts.
Memorial Dedication
Castledawson War Memorial was dedicated on Sunday 19th June 1994 at 15.30 hrs. It was unveiled by World War One veteran Leslie Bell. Five members of the Bell family served during the war, one making the supreme sacrifice.
It was unveiled during a Service of Dedication on Sunday 19th June 1994. The Service was conducted by the Reverend F. Munce and Reverend Doctor A. R. Rogers. Readings were by the Reverend Father O’Byrne and the Royal British Legion Area President, Colonel Sir Denis Faulkner, CBE VRD DL. The unveiling was performed by Mr Leslie Bell, a veteran of the First World War. The Petition to dedicate was made by the Chairman of the Magherafelt District Council. In response, the act of Dedication was undertaken by the Reverend R. Stewart. The Act of Remembrance was by Lord Moyola. The Last Post was then sounded, followed by a two minutes silence that was ended by the Reveille. There then followed a Lament of the Flowers of the Forest during which wreaths were laid by the Chairman of the Magherafelt District Council; the Northern Ireland Area Chairman of the Royal British Legion, Mr J. P. Thompson; and the President of the Castledawson & District Branch of the Royal British Legion. During the Service the following hymns were sung; 'O God our help in ages past', 'O valiant hearts' and 'Supreme Sacrifice'. The Service concluded with the playing of the National Anthem.
The Dedication Order of Service from the day can be viewed as PDF below, courtesy of Sam Hudson and Magherafelt British Legion.)
Recent Times
In 2010, a grant of £300 was offered through the Small Grants Scheme of the War Memorials Trust towards the addition of names missing from the memorial. The names of thirty-two people were found to have been omitted following research undertaken by the Castledawson Branch of the Royal British Legion that culminated in their book, 'They Didn’t Come Home'. Following cleaning with low-pressure water and non-metallic brushes there was space on one of the faces of the memorial for the missing names to be added in-keeping with the existing inscriptions; twenty-six from the First World War and six from World War Two. Most of the names on this face were added as part of the project by RBL Castledawson Branch
Memorial References and Links
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1 Castledawson War Memorial Order of Service from Dedication in 1994
2 Castledawson War Memorial - Panel 2 Also on Castledawson War Memorial
3 Castledawson War Memorial - WW2 Also on Castledawson War Memorial
4 Imperial War Museums Details of War Memorial
5 They Didn't Come Home Book and website which compliments memorial
6 Ulster War Memorials - Castledawson Details of War Memorial
7 War Memorials Online Details of War Memorial
8 War Memorials Trust Details of War Memorial