Dollingstown, County Down

Dollingstown, County Down.
Dollingstown War Memorial is located beside the A3 (Belfast Road) adjacent to Gilpin Park, Dollingstown.
Dollingstown and Ballymacateer, comprising an area of roughly a square mile, contributed over 100 men to the British forces in the Great War. Of these, twenty did not come back. Although only a few miles from the town of Lurgan, when the question of a memorial for the Parish was raised they at Dollingstown felt that they had given so many men to the cause that they would prefer to have a memorial of their own. The memorial (which was executed by Messrs. Purely and Millard, Belfast from the design of Mr. Max Clarke, M.R.I.B.A, London), is of Portland stone, and stands some 14 to 15 feet (4.75m) high.
The inscription on the memorial is ;-

In Proud and Never-Dying Memory of the Men who Fell in the Great War 1914 - 1918.

Sergeant Herbert Johnston, Royal Irish Fusiliers

Sergeant Wilson Fulton, Royal Irish Fusiliers

Private Moses Bell, Royal Irish Fusiliers

Private  William Carson, Royal Irish Fusiliers

Private  Harry McCormack, Royal Irish Fusiliers

Private Thomas McKinley, Royal Irish Fusiliers

Second-Lieutenant Ivan Watson, Royal Irish Rifles

Lance-Corporal Samuel Hamilton, Royal Irish Rifles

Lance-Corporal William McConnell, Royal Irish Rifles

Rifleman Joshua Bell, Royal Irish Rifles

Rifleman Thomas Bunting, Royal Irish Rifles

Rifleman John Cousins, Royal Irish Rifles

Rifleman W. J. King, Royal Irish Rifles

Rifleman Thomas Smith, Royal Irish Rifles

Rifleman Thomas Wells, Royal Irish Rifles

Rifleman Samuel Wells, Royal Irish Rifles

Rifleman Thomas Gregson, Royal Irish Rifles

Private James Cousins, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Private Joseph King, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Lieutenant Ernest Johnston, Staffords

In addition to the names recorded on the memorial as given above, the local Roll of Honour contains the names of the following survivors:-

These also Served

Joseph Bell, Henry Bell, George Boyce Thomas Buntings Samuel Carson, Michael Connor, John Cousins, Thomas Cunningham, James Conway, William Clarke, Thomas Chambers, Samuel Dawson, William Dowds, James Dowds, James Douie, Robert Douie, Harry Douie, Thomas Douie, James Ferris, sen.; James Ferris, sen.; Robert Ferguson, Samuel Fulton, David Fulton, George Guiney, Jos. Hamilton, Jas. Hamilton, George Hamilton, Jas. Hall, William Hall, Richard Hayden, Perry Johnston, Edward Kennedy, Alexander Kennedy, David King, Samuel Kerr, R. H. Lawther, Jas. Lawther, George Lawther, Thomas Henry Lawther, Wm. McIlwaine, Wm. McKinley, Jas. McKinley, Thomas Malone (S.), Thomas Malone (J.), John Malone, William Malone, David Magill, William Mathers (S.), William Mathers, Harry Mullin, Tom Mullin, Jas. Mullin, William Neill, Jas. Neill, Tom Neill, Hamilton Neill, John Neill, William Orbinson,  Jas. Pepper, A. Patton, Edward Rooney, Jas. Roberts, Frank Roberts, Robert Rooney, P. Rooney, William Taylor, George Wilson, George Wright and Walter Watson.

1939 - 1945

Flight Lieutenant H. de L Watson.

Flight Officer A. W. V. Green

Gunner T. G. Anderson

Gunner G. E. Banks

Yeoman Signaller G. P. McDowell

Elizabeth Osborne N.A.A.F.I.

Also on the monument is inscribed ;-
Robert McDowell, 16th Royal Irish Rifles. Murdered, County Wicklow 22nd June 1922.

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