Leadbetter Street, Belfast

Leadbetter Street, Belfast.


This was a mural painting which was on a large blank wall at the Old Lodge Road end of Leadbetter Street, Oldpark Road, Belfast. It no longer exists.
The following is a description of it written at the time of the unveiling.
‘The subject of the painting is “Comrades of the Great War,” the central feature being a picture, in colours, of a badly wound soldier being rendered first aid by a Navy boy, while shells are bursting all around, and overhead is an enemy aeroplane, which has been set in flames by British anti-aircraft guns.  Above is a graceful draping, with an ornate arrangement of British flags, and beneath are painted in large distinctive letters the names of the men on the roll;-’


The Fallen.
Rifleman T. Atkinson, Royal Irish Rifles
Rifleman W. Bradshaw, Royal Irish Rifles
Rifleman D. Baird, Royal Irish Rifles
Rifleman J. Bashford, Royal Irish Rifles
Rifleman J. Eagle, Royal Irish Rifles
Private H. Greer, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Private W. Greer, Seaforth Highlanders
Private W. J. Greer, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 
Private S. Irvine, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 
Rifleman W. Kearney, Royal Irish Rifles
Rifleman W. H. Kane, Royal Irish Rifles
Rifleman W. M’Dowell, Royal Irish Rifles
Rifleman H. M’Dowell, Royal Irish Rifles
Private A. M’Dowell, Royal Army Medical Corps
Private J. M’Dowell, Royal Irish Fusiliers
Private J. M’Dowell, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 
Private W. M’Guicken, Royal Irish Fusiliers
Rifleman W. M’Cormick, Royal Irish Rifles,
Rifleman W. J. M’Clements, Royal Irish Rifles
Rifleman J. M’Clelland, Royal Irish Rifles
Rifleman A. M’Adam, Royal Irish Rifles
Private J. M’Kenna, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
A.B. W. M’Connell, Royal Naval Reserve
Private S. Nesbitt, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Rifleman J. Owens, Royal Irish Rifles
Rifleman S. Thompson, Royal Irish Rifles
Private J. Thompson, Royal Irish Rifles
Rifleman W. Wade, Royal Irish Rifles

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