Dervock, County Antrim
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The present War Memorial Garden.

1-The war Memorial hall 1-001

The Dervock Memorial Institute, demolished 1980s.

Photo courtesy of Frankie Cunningham
Chair – Dervock & District Community Association

Dervock War Memorial Garden is situated in the centre of the village.
‘Dervock and district sent forth their full quota of fit, sturdy lads for the great game in the world arena of war. They placed everything, even to life itself, at their country’s service, and it is a gratifying fact that such a splendid spirit of self-sacrifice has not been forgotten. The good folk of the Dervock district remember those who sprang into the breach; and while expressing in a practical manner their appreciation of the service of those who have returned, they have raised a fitting monument to the gallant dead.  The Dervock War Memorial Institute-the first, perhaps, to be erected in Ireland-is almost completed.  It comprises a main hall, sitting accommodation for upwards of 400 persons, together with large reading and recreation rooms, and a splendid kitchen. The cost incurred in building was £2000, the site being placed free at the disposal of the Building Committee by Captain C.G. Macartney, Lissanoure Castle. The committee, of which Dr. R. C. Miller was chairman, and Mr Samuel Killen, C.P.S., honorary secretary is to be congratulated on the success of the project, in which they had generous and spontaneous support.’
During the 1980s the Institute was demolished. The brass remembrance tablets are now displayed in a Memorial Garden.
In front of the memorial tablets is a small obelisk with the inscription;-
‘In memory of those who gave their lives for their country in the cause of justice and freedom.
We will remember them.
Erected by a grateful community 1988.’
The inscription at the top of the shield is; -


‘DERVOCK AND DISTRICT
1914 – 1919
WAR MEMORIAL
THESE GAVE THEIR LIVES’
At the bottom of the shield is the inscription;-
‘THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE.’

Adams, James

Allen, Charles

Baird, William

Boyd, John

Boyle, Andrew

Carson, Thomas L.

Doherty, Hugh

Ellison, Charles

Graham, George

Harte, Robert

Huey, William Wallace

Jamieson, Samuel

Kane, Samuel

Laverty, James

Meeke, Samuel

Moore, William,

Moore, George

Moore, Robert

Moore, Henry Stewart

McAuley, William

McBride, William

McCaughan, Robert J.

McCrellis, James

McFadden, Malcolm

McIntyre, John

McKeeman, James

McMullan, Robert J.

McNeill, Leslie

Nicholl, Archie

O’Bryan, William Joseph

O’Bryan, Robert

Paul, Robert

Ross, Thomas

Shields, Ernest

Shields, Bertie

Stuart, James

Stuart, Charles M.

Stuart, William Bruce

Thompson, James

Thompson, William

Twaddle, William

Wright, William J.

DERVOCK AND DISTRICT WAR MEMORIAL
1939-1945
THESE GAVE THEIR LIVES

ADAMS, WILLIAM
BELLINGHAM, WILLIAM
BRENNAN, THOMAS
BROWN, ROBERT W.,
CAIRNS, JOHN
COCHRANE, KENNETH,
FLECK, EMMA,
Sister Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service. Daughter of James and Emma Fleck, of Dervock, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland. S.R.N.
FORD-HUTCHINSON, ROGER FRANCIS STUART, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of Roger and Alice Milward Ford-Hutchinson, of Stranocum, Co. Antrim.
FULTON, ROBERT, Rifleman Royal Ulster Rifles. Son of Archie and Rose Fulton, of Dervock, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.
GARDINER, ANNIE M.,
GREENE, JOHN
HOLMES, DANIEL
MAXWELL, ERNEST
MILLIKEN, ROBERT,
Lance-Corporal Royal Armoured Corps. Son of John and Annie Milliken, of Mosside, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland; husband of Agnes Milliken, of Mosside, Co. Antrim.
MISKELLY, ROBERT
McALEESE, HENRY
McBRIDE, GEORGE
McKAY, WILLIAM
McLAUGHLIN, ALEXANDER
McNEILLY, JAMES,
Sapper Royal Engineers, Son of Adam John McNeilly and of Ruby Josephine McNeilly (nee Walker), of Dervock.
SMILEY, WILLIAM, Lance-Corporal Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Son of Catherine M. Smiley, of Stranocum, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.



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