Glenavy, County Antrim

Glenavy village, County Antrim.

Glenavy War Memorial is situated at the western edge of the village, at the junction of Main Street and the Crumlin and Belfast Roads. This is one of a number of Public War Memorials for which it has proven impossible to obtain any definite unveiling or dedication dates.
In 1919 a group of residents approached the Antrim Rural District Council requesting the erection of a War Memorial. It was mentioned in a street directory in 1920. There appears to be no further information until a passing reference to its existence in 1930.

KILLED 1914 - 1918

W.H. Smyth, Royal Irish Rifles

R.J. Bell, Royal Irish Rifles

S. Ayre, Royal Irish Rifles

D. McC. Colling, Black Watch

J. Farr,

A. McNeice, Royal Irish Rifles

J. Scott, Royal Irish Rifles

Jos. Watson, Royal Irish Rifles

W.J. Yarr, Canadian Forces

Jas. Kennedy, Royal Irish Rifles

J.N. Reid, Irish Guards

KILLED 1939 - 1945

S.J. Taylor,   Royal Navy, A.B. 

D. Clendinning,  Royal Navy, A.B. 

This site gives an insight into the rich history of the village and  surrounding district of Glenavy, it also contains detailed information  on war memorials, including lists of names, in the Glenavy area.

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