Donaghacloney, County Down
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Donaghcloney, County Down.
Donaghcloney War Memorial is located on a site immediately in front of the former National School in Main Street (B26 road).
The memorial has been erected on a site immediately in front of the former National School.  It takes the form of a soldier in full marching order surmounted on a pedestal of silver Cornish granite, which, in turn, rests on a solid concrete base, from which to the extreme top is 16 feet (5.2m) high.
The idea of erecting a memorial in honour of the villagers, who took part in the Great War was conceived by wounded soldiers who had returned from the war, and who had contributed to its cost by a system of regular weekly subscriptions. When the war was over the object was steadily carried on, and, thanks to the liberal support of Sir Robert Liddell, the necessary sum was completed. There are 200 names inscribed on the pedestal, and of this number 157 returned home, whilst 43 made the great sacrifice.  The majority of these soldiers were in the 13th and 16th Battalion R.I.R., but practically every arm of the service was represented.
The inscription on the memorial is

"To the glory of God and in honour of the men of the village of Donaghcloney who had served and fell in the Great War 1914 - 1918.”

“Died on active service.”

Wm. Alexander

John Barrett

Jack Baxter

Ewd. Beattie

James Bingham 

Jas. Bingham

Robert Cairns

Joseph Collins

S.B. Combe

Robert Dennison 

Moses Dickson 

Ernest Douglas

William Douglas 

Joseph Dowds

Thomas Grattan

Robert Gregg 

Thomas Greyson,

Robert Hamilton

George Harrison

James Hylands

Jervis Hylands

Robert Hylands 

Thos. J. Hylands

R. Irwin

Joseph King

James Lavery

H. Lyness

William Lyttle

Jas. McCartney

John McKeown

Rbt. J. McMullan

Samuel Moffett

William Moles 

William Molloy

George Morgan

William Morgan

Christie Ogle

David Pedan

Harry Pedan

Thomas Shields

W.H. Swain

Robt. Watson

Thomas Weir


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