Gilford, County Down
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Gilford,County Down.
Gilford War Memorial is located at the junction of the Gilford, Banbridge, and Tandragee roads known locally as Allan’s Corner.
Shortly after the outbreak of war the Gilford and District Comforts Fund for Soldiers and Sailors was formed, and later the Gilford and District Prisoners of War Fund.  Subsequent to the signing of the Armistice the activities of these funds came to an end, and it was decided to apply the balance of the money on hand to the erection of a tablet to  perpetuate the memories of those who were called upon to lay down their  lives. This money was augmented by local collections.
The unveiling ceremony of Gilford War Memorial, which has been erected to  the memory of the brave men from the district who made the supreme  sacrifice in the Great War, was performed by Mrs Upritchard, Elmfield Castle.  About 400 men from the locality served with the colours, and of this number 62 lost their lives. The tablet is composed of granite, inlaid with white marble panels, and the names, 62 in number, engraved  in the marble and filled with lead.  The background is of solid masonry, with a stone finish.  The site for the erection of the tablet was generously placed at the disposal of the War Memorial Committee by Mr  James F. Wright, Gilford Castle.
At the top there is an inscription,


‘To the memory of our Fallen Heroes.’


surmounted by a scroll, in the centre of which is a crossed gun and sword and the figures, 1914-1918.

Officers

McMaster, Hugh, M.C., DSO., (Gilford), Major, Royal Field Artillery

Uprichard, Albert H. (Bannvale), Major, Royal Irish Rifles

Andrews, W.J., (Moyallon), Captain, Royal Irish Rifles

Steele, Thos, (Dumbarton), Lieutenant, H.M.S. Laurentic.

Non-Commissioned Officers

Scott, James, (Tullylish), Coy.-Sgt.-Major, Royal Irish Rifles

Smith, Alexander, (Gilford), Coy.-Sgt.-Major, Canadian Infantry

Cole, Millar, (Dunbarton), Sergeant, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers ;

Devlin, Alexander, (Tullylish), Sergeant, Royal Irish Rifles

Leckey, Robert, (Loughans), Sergeant, Royal Irish Rifles

Wright, Robert, (Dunbarton), Sergeant, Royal Irish Rifles

McClinchie, Matthew, (Gilford), Lance-Sergeant, Cheshire Regiment

McCusker, John, (Gilford), Corporal, Royal Irish Fusiliers

Lundy, Samuel, (Moyallon), Lance-Corporal, Royal Irish Rifles

Owen, Joseph (Dunbarton), Lance-Corporal, Royal Irish Rifles

Topley, Thomas, (Bleary), Lance-Corporal Royal Irish Fusiliers

Privates

Rifleman Black, John, (Laurencetown), Royal Irish Rifles

Private Bond, John, (Gilford), Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Private Boyce, Alfred, (Ballydougan), Royal Canadian Dragoons

Private Brennan, Herbert, (Gilford), North Irish Horse

Private Brown, William, (Gilford), Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Private Caddell, Alexander, (Ballynagarrick), Canadians

Rifleman Cairns, William Geo. (Laurencetown), Royal Irish Rifles

Rifleman Carson, Samuel, (Dunbarton), Royal Irish Rifles

Rifleman Connolly, Archibald, (Tullylish), Royal Irish Rifles

Rifleman Devlin, Thomas, (Tullyish), Royal Irish Rifles

Private Dickson, Joseph, (Drumarrin), Australian Imperial Forces

Private Doyle, Owen, (Gilford), Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Rifleman Duke, James, (Knocknamuckley), Royal Irish Rifles

Private Fry, William George, (Tullylish), Irish Guards

Rifleman Flynn, William, (Laurencetown), Royal Irish Rifles

Private Flynn, Thomas, (Dunbarton) Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Rifleman Glenn, Samuel, (Gilford), Royal Irish Rifles.

Rifleman Hewitt, Norman, (Laurencetown), Royal Irish Rifles

Private Kennedy, Joseph V. (Gilford), K.O.S.B.

Rifleman Lutton, William, (Clare), Royal Irish Rifles

Private Lyttle, William, (Gilford), U.S.A. Army

Rifleman Mawhinney, Thomas, (Tullyish), Royal Irish Rifles

Mills, Stewart, (Gilford), Royal Navy

Private McAvoy, John, (Laurencetown), Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Private Moore, John, (Gilford), Royal Irish Fusiliers

Private McCardle, James, (Gilford), Royal Irish Fusiliers

Private McCart, Joseph, (Dunbarton), Royal Irish Fusiliers

Rifleman McConnell, Wesley, (Tullylish), Royal Irish Rifles

Private McCullough, James, (Gilford), Australian Imperial Forces

Rifleman McDonald, John, (Dumbarton), Royal Irish Rifles

Private McElmurray, George, (Gilford), Household Battalion

Rifleman McKinley, Robert, (Tullylish), Royal Irish Rifles

Private Owens, William, (Dumbarton,) Irish Guards

Rifleman Quinn, Hill, (Drumarrin), Royal Irish Rifles

Rifleman Sands, Joseph, (Dumbarton), Royal Irish Rifles

Rifleman Sergeant, Thomas H. (Loughans), Royal Irish Rifles

Rifleman Steele, Alex. (Gilford), Royal Irish Rifles

Rifleman Sturgeon, Robert, (Dumbarton), Royal Irish Rifles

Rifleman Teggart, John Mercier, (Dumbarton), Royal Irish Rifles

Rifleman Thompson, Wm., (Dumbarton), Royal Irish Rifles

Private Toman, John, (Clare), Royal Irish Fusiliers

Rifleman Topping, Wm.  James, (Ballynagarrick), Royal Irish Rifles

Private Treanor, John Joseph, (Tullylish), K.O.S.B

Private Vogan, Robert, M.M. (Gilford), Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Rifleman Watters, David, (Dumbarton), Royal Irish Rifles

Private Whiteside, Samuel, (Clare), Canadian Infantry

Rifleman Woods, Wm.  John, (Tullylish), Royal Irish Rifles

Rifleman Williamson, Alexander, (Terryhoogan), Sergeant, Royal Irish Rifles

Rifleman Williamson, George, (Tullyish), Royal Irish Rifles

1939 - 1945

Berry, Joseph, (Tullyish) Royal Marines

Bradbury, Graham, M.M., (Lisnafiffy) Rifle Brigade

Clayton, James (Gilford) Royal Air Force

Craig, W. John, (Lenaderg) Royal Navy

Crangle, William S. (Laurancetown) Royal Irish Fusiliers

Duke, Bertie (Knocknamuckley) Royal Air Force

Fitzwilliam, Samuel (Loughans) Royal Air Force

Fullerton, Andrew (Loughans) Royal Air Force

Major, Richard (Ballynacarrick) Royal Air Force

McBurney, William (Ballykelly) Royal Ulster Rifles

Tomlinson, Joseph (Gilford) Royal Army Service Corps.

Reilly, F. (Gilford) Royal Air Force

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