Lost Volunteers

03431 2016-05-02 Somme Memorial+
The main part of a Red Hand Commando mural was replaced recently with a board commemorating the action and deaths of the British Army’s 36th (Ulster) Division in World War I’s Battle Of The Somme, of which Captain Wilfred Spender wrote, “I am not an Ulsterman but yesterday, the 1st July, as I followed their amazing attack, I felt that I would rather be an Ulsterman than anything else in the world. My pen cannot describe adequately the hundreds of heroic acts that I witnessed … The Ulster Volunteer Force, from which the division was made, has won a name which equals any in history.”
As shown in the three additional images, part of the old mural (and its plaques) remains on the right, “In memory of all loyalists who gave their lives in defence of Ulster – Lest we forget.”
For images of the launch (on 2016-03-08) see Belfast Live.
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03430 2016-05-02 Somme Lost Volunteers+
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03429 2016-05-02 Lost Volunteers+
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03428 2016-05-02 Lost Volunteers plaque+
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text: X03431 X03430 X03429 X03428 newtownards rd your king and country need you enlist now HQ staff supreme sacrifice UVF C company john shakey wallace glen whispering shaw sam ferguson noel baker george taggart jim jonty johnstone billy bingham darren sessions
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