Castledawson, County Londonderry
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Castledawson, County Londonderry
Castledawson War Memorial with the Orange War Memorial Hall in the background.
The Orange War Memorial Hall is located beside the A54 at the northern end of the village. The hall is the white building with the blue door in the background. The tablet in the hall contains the names of 188 men and women who had served and 30 of whom had made the supreme sacrifice. The men whose names appeared on the tablet, if they were not all Ulster Division men they were all born in the district or had connection with it.


The Names of the Fallen.

John Anderson

Samuel Campbell

Thomas Connery

Samuel Ellis

William Ellis

Samuel Garvin

John Hammond

William J. Hammond

John Harte

Fred Houston

Francis Houston

William Hudson

Robert Irwin

John Johnston

John Leslie

R. J. Leslie (photo below)

William Leslie

F. J. Lennox

Lesley Mann

M. J. McAnary

R. McClelland

William McCool

George McCracken

Adam McKelvey

J. McKendry

Tom McKnight

William Shanks

Mark Watterson

Thomas Woodend

George Watterson.

** Five members of the Leslie family served, one being killed.
The obelisk in the foreground of the photograph was unveiled by World War One veteran Leslie Bell in 1994. On it are the names of those who have given their lives in two world wars and other conflicts. The inscription on it is:-


THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED
TO THE GALLANT
MEMBERS OF H.M. FORCES
FROM THIS DISTRICT
WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
IN TWO WORLD WARS
AND SUBSEQUENT CONFLICTS.

The List below has been taken, with kind permission, from the book
‘They Didn’t Come Home.’
The Story of the Fallen Heroes of Castledawson and District.
Compiled by
The Castledawson and District Branch of the Royal British Legion.


Anderson William James, Private, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Bell George Reilly, Guardsman, Irish Guards
Bowman William, Corporal, (Unit unknown)
Boyd Christopher, Private, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Campbell Samuel J,. Pte., Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Chamberlain Henry Neville, Lieutenant, Royal Naval Reserve
Charters John, Private, Otago Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Charters Samuel, Private, Canterbury Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Connery Thomas, (Rank and Unit unknown)
Dawson Samuel J., Private, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Dawson Samuel, believed American Army.
Donnelly Joseph, Perry officer, Royal Naval Air Service.
Ellis Samuel, Lance-Corporal, Royal Irish Rifles
Ellis William, Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles
Ellis William L., Corporal Royal Irish Rifles
Ewart Henry, Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles
Ewing Frederick, Private, Australian Infantry, Australian Expeditionary Force
James Frain, Private, Connaught Rangers
Fullerton Robert, Private, Royal Scots.
Fulton John, Commander,
Gallagher George, Private, Highland Light Infantry
Garvin Jim, Second Lieutenant, (Unit unknown)
Garvin Samuel, Second Lieutenant Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Gibson George Alexander, Private, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Gilmour James, Private, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Hammond John, Private., Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Hammond James Joseph, Private, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Hammond William James, Lance-Corporal, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Harte John (Jack) M.M., Private, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Houston Frederick, Private, Royal Irish Fusiliers
Hudson Francis, Private, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Hunter John, Private, Royal Scots
Hunter Joseph, Gunner Royal Field Artillery
Irwin Robert, Private, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Johnston John, Private, Cameronians
Kane James, Guardsman, Irish Guards
Lennox Hugh, Lance-Corporal, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Lennox Silas, Private, Black Watch
Leslie John, Private, Seaforth Highlanders
Leslie Robert John, Private, Canadian Infantry (see photo to right)
Leslie William, Private, Royal Irish Fusiliers
Logan Joseph, Private, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Mackrell John George, Private, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Mann Leslie Ellis, Private, Australian Infantry
Martin Thomas John, Lance-Corporal, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
McAnary Matthew James, Private, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
McClelland Robert, Private, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
McColl William, Private, Highland Light Infantry
McCracken George, Private, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
McIlroy William, Corporal Royal Engineers
McIntyre Robert. (Rank and Unit unknown)
McKee Thomas, Rifleman New Zealand Rifle Brigade
McKelvey Adam, Rifleman Royal Irish Rifles
McKendry James, Private, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
McKnight Tom, Second Lieutenant, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
McNally Samuel, Private, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
McQuillan Thomas, Private, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Moore Henderson, Private, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Mulholland William John, Private, Wellington Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Oliver-Thompson John Herbert, Major, Machine-Gun Corps
O’Neill James (John), Private, Royal Irish Fusiliers
Park Robert, Private, Royal Irish Fusiliers formally North Irish Horse
Park William John, Lance-Corporal, Canadian Infantry
Patterson Alexander Hanna, Lance-Corporal, Canadian Rifles
Richardson Thomas John, Private, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Russell Alexander, Private, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Scullion Patrick, Rifleman New Zealand Rifle Brigade.
Shanks William, Lance-Corporal, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Watterson George, Private, Highland Light Infantry
Watterson Marshall, Private, Highland Light Infantry
Wilson Humphrey, Lance-Corporal, Canadian Infantry
Wilson Robert, Private, Wellington Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Wilson Robert Hugh, Private, Otago Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Woodend Thomas James, Private, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

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John Leslie, Seaforth Highlanders, born in Castledawson, died in France.
He was a cousin of Robert John Leslie.

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Thomas James Woodend,  Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

Image kindly supplied by Douglas Harrigan.

Thomas was his Great Uncle.

THE FALLEN
WORLD WAR 2


BRADLEY, ARTHUR DESMOND, Rifleman, Royal Ulster Rifles. Son of William and Jane Bradley, of Magherafelt, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
LENNOX, THOMAS HUGH, Lance Bombardier, Royal Artillery. Son of Hugh and Agnes Jane Lennox; husband of Mary Lennox, of Castledawson, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
MANN, WILLIAM CHURCH, Pilot, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of John K. and Nellie Mann, of Castledawson, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
MARTIN, SAMUEL, Corporal, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Son of Samuel and Sarah Martin, of Knockcloghrim, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
McGALL, WILLIAM JAMES, Gunner, Royal Artillery. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James McGall, of Bellaghy, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
Reid, N.L. No information available.
TRAINOR, ROBERT, Fusilier, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Son of William and Sarah Trainor, of Castledawson, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
WEIR, G. F. No information available.

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