Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
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Casualties
No Mem Ref Service No Rank Name Regiment / Service Battalion Date Of Death
1 01-A 11/25242 Pte. Booth, Andrew Thomas Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 11th Battalion 24/11/1916
2 01-B 21646 Pte. Moore (Freeman), Samuel Royal Irish Fusiliers 7th Battalion 05/09/1916
3 01-C 3035 Pte. O'Neill, Francis Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 2nd Battalion 29/03/1915
4 02-A Unknown Brown, A E Unknown
5 02-B 3525 Pte. Jordan, John Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 2nd Battalion 14/05/1915
6 02-C 3620 Pte. Owens, James Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 2nd Battalion 16/05/1915
7 03-A 9237 Pte. Brown M.M., George Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1st Battalion 21/11/1916
8 03-B 13935 Pte. Little, Robert J Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 9th Battalion 08/05/1916
9 03-C 21923 Pte. Patterson, Robert J Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 10th Battalion 28/03/1918
10 04-A 202071 Pte. Colvin M.M., Andrew Canadian Infantry 3rd Battalion 23/12/1917
11 04-B 30745 Pte. McCord, William Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 9th Battalion 29/03/1918
12 04-C 134797 Gnr Scott, William George Royal Garrison Artillery 328th Siege Battery 24/10/1917
13 05-A 2nd Lieut Cooney, Charles Richard Royal Dublin Fusiliers 7th Battalion 09/10/1916
14 05-B 28393 Pte. McKinney, Alexander Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 8th Battalion 16/08/1917
15 05-C 49824 Pte. Simpson, Joseph James Royal Irish Fusiliers 1st Battalion 16/08/1918
16 06-A 487453 Pte. Davison, James Canadian Light Infantry (Princess Patricia) Eastern Ontario Regiment 31/10/1917
17 06-B Unknown McWilliams, J Unknown
18 06-C 3543 Pte. Taylor, Patrick Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 2nd Battalion 16/05/1915
19 07-A 15452 Pte. Davison, Robert Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 10th Battalion 02/12/1917
20 07-B 7771 Pte. Montgomery, Thomas Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 2nd Battalion 07/11/1914
21 07-C 24260 Pte. Walls, Robert Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 7th Battalion 24/08/1918
22 08-A 7678 Pte. Devlin, James Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 2nd Battalion 30/03/1915
23 08-B 24273 Pte. Moore, Henderson Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 10th Battalion 10/03/1916
24 08-C 16082 Pte. Watson, James Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 10th Battalion 23/06/1917
25 09 Lieut Col Lenox-Conyngham, John Staples Molesworth Connaught Rangers 6th Battalion 03/09/1916
26 10 Maj Lenox-Conyngham D.S.O., Hubert Maxwell Veterinary Corps 15/03/1918
Location
Town : Moneymore
Latitude : 54.693557
Lontitude : -6.668651
Date Unveiled : 12/10/1922
Moneymore World War One War Memorial is located externally on the side wall of the Assembly Rooms building in the village. The Assembly Rooms is located in Smith Street, at the crossroads with Fairhill Road. The memorial faces the Church of Ireland Parish Church.

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Memorial History
Moneymore World War One War Memorial is located externally on the side wall of the Assembly Rooms building in the village.
The Assembly Rooms is located in Smith Street, at the crossroads with Fairhill Road.
The memorial faces the Church of Ireland Parish Church.
Pre-Memorial
The Assembly Rooms was designed by William J Booth and built in 1846 for the Draper’s Company estates.
Memorial Design and Construction
The memorial was produced by Robinsons of Belfast.
The memorial surround is made of Irish limestone with a panel made of Aberdeen red polished granite. The panel within the surround lists the names of 26 men from the district who gave their lives in the First World War.
The inscription reads:- ‘Erected in grateful remembrance of those who made the supreme sacrifice for King and Country during the Great War. 1914-1918,’ and at the bottom of the memorial:- ‘Lest We Forget.’
A separate World War One memorial tablet inside the hall includes the names of 162 other men who served during the war. This tablet makes the distinction between those who served overseas and those who served at home.
Memorial Dedication
The unveiling ceremony was performed on the 12th October 1922 by Brigadier General Sir William Hacket-Pain, K.B.E., C.B., M.P. The dedicatory prayer was offered by Reverend W.J. McGeagh, B.A., Moneymore Presbyterian Church.
In his speech Mr Cousley (Redford) said they at home followed the heroic work of those brave fellows with great interest as they read in the papers of their gallant exploits in the fields of France and Flanders. With what a thrill of pride they read of the heroism shown by those solders that great 1st of July, 1916, when with the cry of “No Surrender” they pushed far beyond where they were ordered to go. (Applause.) Many of these men gave up their lives on that day. They were gone, but yet they at home did not believe they were lost to them. Continuing he said it was pleasant to see many of their brave men back with them again. He hoped every effort would be made to recognise what they had done, and that the Government would treat then with great sympathy. They had another duty also to their soldiers, namely, to support the cause for which they fought. While thinking chiefly of the men of the Ulster Division, they must not forget that other Irishmen too fought with great bravery for their King and country. The hearts of North and South were never closer than Major W. Redmond fell in action bravely and was carried in by members of Ulster Division.(Applause) He hoped the period of strife would soon over, that peace and good-will would prevail and all parties act together as friends and brothers.
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Memorial References and Links
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1 1846 – Assembly Rooms Details of Assembly Rooms
2 Dictionary of Irish Architects - Assembly Rooms Details of Assembly Rooms
3 Imperial War Museums - Moneymore Details of War Memorial
4 Ulster War Memorials - Moneymore Details of War Memorial
5 War Memorials Online Details of War Memorial