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


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

SURVIVORS 1914-1918

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

SURVIVORS 1939-1945​

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)

Background Information

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.

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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.