Woodvale Presbyterian Church WW1

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Reference WMO/291906


Woodvale Presbyterian Church

64 Woodvale Road


BT13 3BT

Northern Ireland

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Brass
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Brass Plaque. The dedication is in black enamel lettering, the dates of the war and the names are in red enamel. The names are in 6 columns, with those for the fallen being in a box at the top of Columns 3 and 4. One of the named casualties is Robert Birnie (his forename in most sources)- he is called Robert Birney on the Harland and Wolff memorial- WMO/244650- where he worked. Another of those commemorated is Arthur Hill. He was born on 15 February 1877 and died of the effect of wounds on 24 August 1919. He had been reported missing, believed killed (including in press reports) on 1 July 1916. In fact he turned out to have been wounded and taken prisoner. He was released to an internment camp in Switzerland in November 1917, and was repatriated on 24 March 1918 to the King George V Hospital, London for treatment to his wounds. He is buried in Belfast City Cemetery.
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