Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
No Mem Ref Service No Rank Name Regiment / Service Battalion Date Of Death
1 01-A 2225 Pte. Gallagher, George Highland Light Infantry 7th Battalion 25/08/1915
2 01-B 92947 Gnr Hunter, Joseph Royal Field Artillery 78th Brigade 23/07/1916
3 02-A Mr Bowman (WW1), William Unknown
4 02-B 863136 Pte. Kane, James Canadian Infantry 4th Battalion 04/05/1917
5 03-A 27382 Pte. Boyd M.M., Christy Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 10th Battalion 19/12/1917
6 03-B 602 L/Corp Lennox, Hugh Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 1st Battalion 09/10/1916
7 04-A Lieut Chamberlain, Henry Neville Royal Navy Reserve Unit HMS Anchusa 16/07/1918
8 04-B S/13144 Pte. Lennox, Silas Black Watch 2nd Battalion 22/07/1916
9 05-A 8/3210 Pte. Charters, John Otago Regiment 1st Battalion 15/07/1916
10 05-B S/2589 Pte. Leslie, John Seaforth Highlanders (Highland Light Infantry) 8th Battalion 25/09/1915
11 06-A 63717 Pte. Charters, Samuel Canterbury Regiment 23/12/1920
12 06-B 12080 Pte. Logan, Joseph Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 9th Battalion 29/09/1918
13 07-A 28450 Pte. Costello, Manus Alexander Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 7th Battalion 07/06/1917
14 07-B 15870 Pte. Mackrell, John George Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 10th Battalion 01/07/1916
15 08-A F/9833 PO Donnelly, Joseph Royal Navy Air Service HMS President II 11/06/1916
16 08-B S/1570 Pte. McCloy, Edward Seaforth Highlanders (Highland Light Infantry) 9th Battalion 25/09/1915
17 09-A 4612 Corp Ellis, William L Royal Irish Rifles 11th Battalion 01/09/1916
18 09-B 2536 Pte. McNally, Samuel Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 2nd Battalion 16/05/1915
19 10-A 1190 Pte. Ewing, Frederick Australian Infantry 17th Battalion 11/11/1915
20 10-B 10/825 Pte. Mulholland, William John New Zealand Expeditionary Force Wellington Regiment 09/05/1915
21 11-A 3631 Pte. Fullerton, Robert Royal Scots 2nd Battalion 29/01/1917
22 11-B 20882 Pte. O'Neill, John James Royal Irish Fusiliers 1st Battalion 11/04/1917
23 12-A 9283 Pte. Gibson, George Alexander Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 2nd Battalion 04/09/1914
24 12-B 17067 Pte. Richardson, Thomas John Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 2nd Battalion 31/07/1917
25 13-A 21087 Pte. Gilmour, James Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 9th Battalion 01/07/1916
26 13-B 69381 R/man Scullion, Patrick New Zealand Rifle Brigade 1st Battalion 01/09/1918
27 14-A 27994 Pte. Hammond, Joseph Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 9th Battalion 01/07/1916
28 14-B 139710 L/Corp Wilson, Humphrey Canadian Infantry 75th Battalion 02/09/1918
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.
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
No Link Reference Doc
1 Castledawson War Memorial Order of Service from Dedication in 1994
2 Castledawson War Memorial - Panel 1 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