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Belfast Cenotaph, City Hall Belfast.

The Belfast Cenotaph is located beside Donegall Square West in the grounds of the city hall. It is about thirty feet (9.5m) high with a background of a Colonnade about twenty-five feet high. On either side of the Cenotaph are ornamental cast bronze brackets. The laurel wreaths, symbolic of Victory and Honour, are boldly carved, and show up prominently. The carved attachments to the mouldings of the cornices and capitals are of a more delicate character. The lettering is engraved in Roman type. The inscription is:-

PRO DEO ET PATRIA

ERECTED BY

THE CITY OF BELFAST

IN MEMORY OF

HER HEROIC SONS

WHO

MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN

THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918.

They dedicated their lives to a great cause,

and their achievements by sea and

land and air won undying fame.

FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH,

they are remembered with Pride and Gratitude.

“THROUGHOUT THE LONG YEARS OF STRUGGLE WHICH HAVE NOW SO GLORIOUSLY ENDED, THE MEN OF ULSTER HAVE PROVED HOW NOBLY THEY FIGHT AND DIE.”

GEORGE V

“Their name liveth for evermore.”

Nearby is and a memorial to the Royal Ulster Rifles who fought in Korea.

Amongst other memorials in the grounds of the City Hall is a memorial to the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Rifles.

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Korean War Memorial in the grounds of Belfast City Hall.

In memory of the Officers and Men of the 1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles, who lost their lives in Korea and especially those who were killed near this place on 3rd – 4th January 1951.

In memory of the Officers and Men of the 45th Field Regiment and the 170th Mortar Battery, Royal Field Artillery, who lost their lives in Korea and especially those who were killed near this place on 3rd – 4th January 1951.  

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This memorial marks the arrival of the first
United States Troops in Northern Ireland in 1942.
Locally referred to as ‘The Shaving Stick.’
 

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