Railway Street Presbyterian Church War Memorial

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Reference WMO198672

Address:

Railway Street

Lisburn

BT28 1XP

Northern Ireland

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Stained glass window
Materials:
  • Glass Stained Glass
Lettering: Painted
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: On Sunday 18th April 1920 a service was held for the Dedication of a Memorial Tablet to the 134 men of Railway Street congregation who went forth to fight for us; and a Memorial Window to twenty-one men who laid down their lives in the Great War, 1914 to 1919.Immediately before the service began, the Right Rev. Dr. John M. Simms, Moderator of the General Assembly unveiled the Memorial Tablet; and during the service, Mr. J. Milne Barbour unveiled the Memorial Window in memory of twenty-one men from Railway Street congregation who laid down their lives in the Great War, 1914 to 1919. A few years after the Memorial Tablet and Window was erected, a second Memorial Window was erected in remembrance of Johnston Hunter Thompson, Sergeant, 1stBattalion Irish Guards, who served in Belgium and France all through the Great War and died from the effects of war service on 9th March 1921, aged thirty seven years.
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“BE THOU FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH AND I WILL GIVE THEE A CROWN OF LIFE.” TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THOSE FROM THIS CONGREGATION WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR

John Bell, James Braithwaite, Robert Cathcart, William Cunningham, Quinton Dunlop, John Hillis, Phillip Keighley, George King, James Lennox, William Lewis, Matthew Lynas, Issac McNair, Alexander Maguire, Douglas Morrison, Francis Neagle, Thomas Philpot, John Ramsey, Robert Rogan, James Skelly, William Skelly, Johnson Thomas

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