Belfast City Hall

 

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                  Memorial window World War I                                 Memorial window World War II

 

The year 1924 "saw the first reunion of the North Irish Horse, which was held in Thompson's Restaurant, Belfast on 28 February and at which it was agreed that a memorial to the Regiment's dead should be erected. a sum of 500 pounds 'had been allocated from certain funds for the purpose, and a committee had the matter in hands'. The memorial took the form of a window in Belfast City Hall and was unveiled and dedicated on 30 April 1925, on which day the second regimental reunion was held. ... There is a plaque on either side listing the names of the men who fell. A second memorial window, dedicated to those who fell in the Second World War, was installed beside this window and dedicated on 28 October 1962." (R. Doherty, The North Irish Horse: A Hundred years of Service, p.39.)

 

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The names listed on the plaques are:

Lieutenant Colonel R.A West VC; Major Holt Waring; Captains D McCausland, S.T Saunderson, E Sinton MC, G.W Vesey MC; Lieutenants W Anderson, S.B Combe, J.R Dennistoun, J.K Greer MC, H.P Kellock, J Knox MC, A.W MacLaughlin, J.A MacLean MC, R.J McCullough, L.C Wise; 2nd Lieutenants R.H Andrews, J Denny, R.V Lyons, J.F.E McFarland, A McClelland, E.M Meredith, A Moore, H.P Nixon, W.L Reavie, R.C Russell, T Savage; Sergeants R Irwin, R.A Wylie; Lance Sergeant G.A Henry MM; Corporals W.H Adams, R.I Bradley, E Buchanan, T.J McCormick, D.W Ritchie; Lance Corporals J Deery, A Erskine, H Flanagan, R Hanna, R Hill, W Leckey, J McSparron, W.J Reid, T Stevenson, F Scanlon, S Turner; Troopers R.G Armstrong, W.F Arthur, J Baxter, W Beattie, J.A Bell, V Bell, J Best, W Biggart, A Blair, J Bowden, H Brennan, W Brown, T Bryson, T Cartmill, F.StG Cooke, F.T Cordwell, J Connell, A.S Crawford, J Cully, A Davey, J.J Durneen, W.H Dundas, C Elder, J Evans, J Forbes, J Forde, W Finlay, G Galbraith, J.N Gibson, G Gill, T.S Gillespie, M Haggan, N.H Hale, T Hall, G Harper, T Harper, T.M Henderson, R Heathwood, C Houston, R.J Hull, W Hillocks, A Huggins, W Irwin, A Johnston DCM, J Johnston, T Johnston, A.G Kelly, J Kelly, J.D King, A.J Knox, W.G Leinster, F Livingstone, T Lyons, J Magill, G Mark, A Martin, R.G.D Montgomery, J Moon, R Moore, A Morrison, W Morrow, H Mortimer, W Murphy, G.T Murray, J McArow, W.J McAuley, W McClelland, R McConnell, J.E McCready, C.H McDaniel, J McVea, M McVeigh, W Nixon, R O'Hara, R Park, A Pepper, W J Petty, R Richmond, J.E Riddle, J Roberts, S Robinson, R Ross, C Russell, H Scott, J Scott, G.M Shannon, S Shiels, P Sheridan, T Sittlington, J Sleator, J Smith, J Smyth, E Stevenson, G.W Stronge, W.P Stuart, J Talbot, F Tate, W Thompson, W.F Timbey, C.D Turner, C.R Woodside, T Wright, W Waller.

At the bottom on the window appears the Regiment's battle honours:

Retreat from Mons. Marne 1914. Aisne 1914. Armentieres 1914. Somme 1916-18. Albert 1916. Messines 1917. Ypres 1917. Pilckem. St Quentin. Bapaume 1918. Hindenburg Line. Epehy. St Quentin Canal. Cambrai 1918. Selle. Sambre. France and Flanders 1914-18.

In front of the window, a plaque reads:

TO THE MEMORY OF THE OFFICERS. NCOs., AND MEN WHO JOINED THE NORTH IRISH HORSE AND LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918. AND WHOSE NAMES ARE RECORDED ON THE TABLETS ON EITHER SIDE OF THIS WINDOW. THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED BY THE SURVIVING MEMBERS OF THE REGIMENT

 

Belfast News-Letter, 1 May 1915

 

Images 1, 3, 4 and 5 kindly provided by Robert Lindsay, image 6 by Nigel Henderson, and image 2 by Elizabeth Santillana Luna www.flickr.com/people/girlleastlikelyto.