Moy War Memorial

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Reference WMO155259


The Square



BT71 7SG

Northern Ireland

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Figure sculpture
  • Stone Granite
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Memorial is situated in the village Square. It is constructed from Sicilian marble, the figure being a representation of a soldier in full battle order, surmounted on a granite base. 174 men and 10 women from Moy and district responded to the call, of those 36 paid the supreme sacrifice. The unveiling ceremony was to have been performed by Viscountess Charlemont but owing to the death of her father she was prevented from doing so. The duty was carried out by the Hon. Mrs. Philip Nelson Ward, wife of Vice-Admiral Ward, and sister of Viscount Charlemont, V.L., J.P. After the memorial had been unveiled Major Williamson read the names of the fallen, and as he called out each name a comrade replied “killed in action, Sir;” or “Died of wounds, Sir” as the case might be. Major General Cameron said that the volunteers, men and women, had been inspired to answer the call to arms by that instinct which ran so strongly amongst them in Ulster that they would see that Might would not triumph over Right. In his address he paid a high tribute to the 10th Irish Division, and to the 36th Ulster Division. He had seen a good deal of the latter Division in the early part of its career, and saw their high degree of gallantry in the field. They were men of splendid military discipline and civic behaviour. A very large number of those gallant men fell in action on that famous 1st. July 1916, when the Ulster Division won imperishable fame. The pressure on the French front had become almost unbearable. The Germans had made the most unrelenting attacks and the Ulster Division were given the difficult task of relieving the pressure on their ally. They achieved success in capturing the German position, and were the one Division that succeeded in gaining ground, and reaching the objective allotted, to them. They suffered terrible loss, and the memories of those brave men who fell were being honoured there that day after WW2 another list of causalities from WW2 were added, this included 21 men and 1 woman
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“The men of Ulster on many fields, have proved how nobly they fight and die”-

Names of the Fallen. Aird A., Lieut. 18th London Irish. Allen R., Private Royal Irish Fusiliers. Allen W., Private, 2nd Batt. Australian Imperial Force. Allen W.J. Private Royal Irish. Fusiliers. Bradley F.E., A.B. Seaman Royal Navy, Sub. D. 5. Bradley F.H., Private, Canadian Gordon Highlanders. Bradley R.J. Trooper, North. Irish Horse. Carson R. Private, 9th. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Carson W. Private, 9th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Davies C.C. A.B. Seaman, Royal Navy H.M.S. Warrior. Duke W. Private, 9th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Fullerton J., Guardsman Irish Guards. Gray J., Guardsman Irish Guards. Hagan T.J., Private 9th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Harkin C. Private, 1st. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Herron C., Private 1st. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Hetherington J.W. Private, 7th. Batt. Canadian Exp. F. Igoe H., Guardsman Irish Guards. Coleman George (Unit unknown) Jones R.J., 152 Batt. Canadian Expeditionary Force Kilpatrick W.R., Private South African Infantry. Lutton G., Private Royal Munster Regiment. Morrison J.D., Lieutenant Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. McGuigan H. Private, 1st. Royal Irish Fusiliers. McGuigan J. Private, 1st. Royal Irish Fusiliers. Major Procter, 9th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Reid J., Lieutenant American Air Force. Rose-Cleland A.M.R., Lieut. Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Stafford J. Private, 9th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Tottenham E.T., 2nd. Lt., M.C., 6th R. N. Lanc. Reg. Tottenham A.H. Lieut. 2nd. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Watson E., Captain Chaplain 21st. Middlesex Reg. Watt J., Private, 2nd. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Weir A., Corporal 2nd. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Whitley W. Private, 9th. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Whitley W. Private, 2nd. Royal Irish Fusiliers. Williamson Private, 11th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Walker I. WW2 Sister R H Dickson, F Atkinson, I Black, J Bradley, H Chapman, C Frazer, M Greeves, A Grimley, R Laverty, C Lucas, F Lutton, W McMullan, J Rainey, F Rolston, J Steel-Holston, W Trotter, J Turkington, F Williamson, R Williamson, R White, H Wray, S Wylie

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