Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
No Mem Ref Service No Rank Name Regiment / Service Battalion Date Of Death
1 00 135264 Pte. Bradley, Alexander Canadian Infantry 60th Battalion 16/09/1916
Town : Tobermore
Latitude : 54.810487
Lontitude : -6.710754
Date Unveiled : 23/11/1918
Tobermore Orange and Temperance Hall

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Memorial History
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 23rd November 1918: Tobermore
When the signing of the armistice reached Tobermore, the greatest joy was manifested. This loyal little village has a war record that is perhaps unique. The whole of the population number almost exact 350, out of which 92 joined up at the formation of the Ulster Division. Their names are preserved on a Roll of Honour, which was painted by the veteran Tobermore Loyalist, Mr Samuel Nelson, and unveiled by Mr D S Henry, M.P. for South Derry. 28 others have joined since, so out of its small population, it has supplied no less than 120 volunteers. Alas, many of them are now on the Roll of Honour of the glorious dead.
The news that the Huns have hoisted the white flag, and accepted the Armistice terms, was heralded over the district by the ringing of the church bells and, as if by magic, Union Jacks were unfurled from almost every house. The school children were given a holiday, and ringing cheers from their treble voices, as they hurried homewards, added to the expression of rejoicing.
In the evening the whole of the population, young and old, augmented by many from the surrounding districts, paraded the street, headed by a drumming party, and a burning effigy of the fallen Kaiser. A huge bonfire was lighted and was a fitting centre for the enthusiastic crowd, who sang loyal songs, concluding with the National Anthem. The King, the navy, the army as a whole, and the Ulster Division in particular, were all cheered, and Mr F Millar, who made a patriotic speech. Prominent leaders of the rejoicings were Messrs George McDonald, Samuel Nelson, S Moore, R Armstrong, S Hanna and J Nelson. The assemblage was augmented during the proceedings by a big crowd from Blackhill, headed by the flute band.