Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
No Mem Ref Service No Rank Name Regiment / Service Battalion Date Of Death
1 01 3/8605 Sgt. Bridgett, William R Yorkshire Regiment 6th Battalion 12/12/1915
2 02 552736 Pte. Fleming, Samuel Alexander Canadian Infantry 10th Battalion 09/04/1917
3 03 106464 Corp Glasgow, Henry McDonald Royal Engineers Gas Section 24/07/1917
4 04 875269 Pte. Hogg, William Canadian Infantry 8th Battalion 28/04/1917
5 05 19123 R/man Mayne, John Royal Irish Rifles 13th Battalion 01/07/1916
6 06 S/3848 C.S.M. Murdock, William Black Watch 9th Battalion 25/09/1915
7 07 M16047 Carp Crew McKeown, Thomas Royal Navy HMS Natal 30/12/1915
8 08 17827 Pte. Spiers, Samuel Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 9th Battalion 07/11/1916
9 09 11030 Pte. Whann, William John Scots Guards 1st Battalion 27/09/1915
Town : Cookstown
Latitude : 54.644886
Lontitude : -6.745137
Date Unveiled :
First Presbyterian Church Cookstown is located in the heart of Cookstown on Loy Hill. It lies at the junction of the Fairhill Road and the Main Street. The new church building at Loy Hill, overlooking the main shopping area of the town, was opened on 4 January 1764. The present building on Loy Hill was erected in 1841.

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Memorial History
In 1764 as the planned town of Cookstown (designed by an ecclesiastical lawyer, Dr Allen Cooke) was developing, the congregation bought the present site on Loy Hill overlooking the main shopping area of the town, and here their new church building was opened on 4 January 1764. The present building on Loy Hill was erected in 1841.
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 17th November 1945: Remembrance Day in Cookstown
At a special Service of Remembrance in First Presbyterian Church, Cookstown, on Sunday morning, conducted by Rev W J McKinstry Wallace, B.A., tribute was paid to the evergreen memory of the fallen heroes of both wars. The service opened with the Introit by the choir, and the ‘Silence’ was introduced by the famous lines from ‘For the Fallen’ (Laurence Binyon), and the reading of the names of the fallen in the two wars as follows:-
bullet Sergeant Major William R Bridgett
bullet Private Alex Fleming
bullet Corporal Henry McDonald Glasgow
bullet Private William Hogg
bullet Private John Mayne
bullet Sergeant Major William Murdock
bullet Carpenter Thomas McKeown
bullet Private Samuel Spiers
bullet Private William Whann
bullet Sub-Lieutenant Samuel John Jackson Scott, R.N.R.
The service concluded with the rendering of the anthem ‘Who are these?’ by the choir, under the direction of Mrs McKinty, the solo part being taken by Mrs Roberts.
Memorial References and Links
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1 First Presbyterian Church Cookstown Bulletin from July 2014