This page contains four images, the names of the Fallen for 1914-1918 and 1939-1945, names of some of the survivors from both wars and background information on the memorial.
GLENAVY, Co. Antrim
IN MEMORY OF THE HEROIC MEN OF GLENAVY ELECTORAL DIVISION WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR AND ALSO IN HONOUR OF ALL THOSE SERVED.
Ayre, S., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles
Bell, R.J., Sergeant, Royal Irish Rifles
Collins, D. McC., Private, Black Watch
Farr, J., Private, AM.F.
Kennedy, Jas., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles
McNeice, A., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles
Reid, J.N., Private, Irish Guards
Scott, J., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles
Smyth, W.H., CPT, Royal Irish Rifles
Watson, Jos. [Joseph], Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles
Yarr, W.J., Canadian Forces
Clendinning, D., Able Seaman, Royal Navy
Taylor, S.J., Able Seaman, Royal Navy
Adams, J. E., Corporal, Royal Irish Rifles
Ballance, S.H., Captain, K. E. O. G. R.
Bell, W. Private, Royal Irish Rifles
Christie, J. Private, Royal Irish Rifles
Christie, W. Lance-Corporal, Royal Irish Rifles
Clair, H. W. St., Sergeant, Royal Army Medical Corps
Clendenning, J. 5th Royal Irish Rifles
Crowe, R. Lance-Corporal, Royal Irish Rifles
Glendinning, R.A., Royal Irish Rifles
Graham, W., Royal Irish Rifles
Harbinson, J. Royal Irish Rifles
Harbinson, W. (Jun) Lance-Corporal, Royal Irish Rifles
Johnston, S. North Irish Horse
Marsden, J. P. Corporal, Royal Irish Rifles
Matier, T. Royal Irish Rifles
McCord, A. Royal Irish Rifles
Steele, J.B., Sergeant, Royal Field Artillery
Allen, J., L./Bde, R.A. (Lance Bombardier, Royal Artillery)
Bell, F., Corporal, R.E.M.E. (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers)
Davies, G.B., Sergeant, S.W.B. (South Wales Borderers)
Dunn, G.E., Sergeant, R.A.F. (Royal Air Force)
Graham, D.A., Corporal, R.A.F. (Royal Air Force)
Harbinson, J., Dvr. R.A.S.C. (Driver, Royal Army Service Corps)
Harbinson, W.V., Telist. R.N. (Telephonist, Royal Navy)
Harkness, P., Sergeant, A.T.S. (Auxiliary Territorial Service)
Huston, V.K., L.A.C. R.A.F. (Leading Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman, Royal Air Force)
Marsden, T., R.O., M.N. (Radio Operator Merchant Navy)
Matier, E., Corporal, R.A.F. (Royal Air Force)
McClay, J., Corporal, R.A.F. (Royal Air Force)
McClay, R., L.A.C., R.A.F. (Royal Air Force)
McCullough, W.J., Private, I.G. (Irish Guards)
Sullivan, T., Lieut.-Colonel, R.A.M.C. (Royal Army Medical Corps)
Taggart, D., Private, W.A.A.F. (Women’s Auxiliary Air Force)
Taggart, S., Private, Royal Ulster Rifles
Taylor, J., RFM, R.U.R. (Rifleman, Royal Ulster Rifles)
Taylor, T., LAC., R.A.F. (Leading Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman, Royal Air Force)
Walker, A.L., Sergeant, A.T.S. (Auxiliary Territorial Service)
Walker, W.N., Corporal, R.A.O.C. (Royal Army Observer Corps)
The Glenavy War Memorial is situated at the western end of the village, at the junction of Main Street and Belfast Roads. This is one of the number of public war memorials for which it has proven impossible to obtain any definite unveiling or dedication dates. In a 1919 group of residents approach 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.
This site gives an insight into the rich history of the village and surrounding district of Glenavy, also contains detailed information on war memorials, including lists of names in the Glenavy area.
If you can supply additional information, photographs of War Memorials in the nine counties of Ulster, or wish to report broken links, make comments, suggestions, requests, etc. please email
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Research undertaken when time permits.