2013-10-14 Insignia+
This mural and its accompanying plaques, at the mouth of Canada Street, commemorate WWI and celebrate the Victoria Crosses won by members of the 36th (Ulster) Division “For valour”: Cather, McFadzean, Bell, Quigg, Emerson, De Wind, Seaman, Knox, and Harvey. The main mural features insignia of more than thirty units of types ranging from machine gunners to vets. Repainted version of East Belfast Volunteers.
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text: X01390 X01391 east belfast volunteers 8th. batt. r.i.rifles 36th ulster division 1914 1918 cap badge transport brigade staff officers 9th w. vols 10th s. 107th m.g.c. machine gun coy. 110th field ambulance r.a.m.c. 15th  167th t.m.b. trench mortar batt. 121st royal engineers 233rd divisional employment c’batt 173rd artillery 153rd train 9th inniskilling fus. 10th tyrone derry ammunition donegall fermanagh y.c.v 48th mobile vets 16th co. down pioneers 109th 150th 108th 22nd armagh monaghan cavan central antrim 108th signal royal irish rifles fusiliers john mccrae In Flanders fields the poppies blow between the crosses, row on row, that mark our place; and in the sky the larks, still bravely singing, fly scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago we lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, loved and were loved, and now we lie in Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw the torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die we shall not sleep, though poppies grow in Flanders fields. moina michael Oh! you who sleep in Flanders Fields, Sleep sweet – to rise anew! We caught the torch you threw And holding high, we keep the Faith With All who died. We cherish, too, the poppy red That grows on fields where valor led; It seems to signal to the skies That blood of heroes never dies, But lends a lustre to the red Of the flower that blooms above the dead In Flanders Fields. And now the Torch and Poppy Red We wear in honor of our dead. Fear not that ye have died for naught; We’ll teach the lesson that ye wrought In Flanders Fields. July 1st, 1916 5553 officers and men had been killed mournful praise glorious meaning in which no shade of contention can enter the lost generation freedom east belfast historical and cultural society

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