Lisnagarvey Hockey Club, Lisburn 1917.
Roll of Honour
Dunlop Quintin, Corporal Royal Irish Rifles
Discharged, unfit for further service;
Twenty-three of those serving have commission rank, and three have won the Military Cross.
Belfast Telegraph, October 12, 1917.
Lieutenant R.P. MacGregor, Royal Irish Rifles, who has been awarded the Military Cross for gallantry during a raid on enemy trenches, is well-known in Banbridge. He is a native of Lisburn, and a well-known and popular member of Lisnagarvey Hockey Club.
Banbridge Chronicle, November 15, 1916.
Second-Lieutenant Sidney M. Goldsmith, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment), who was officially reported wounded on 9th April, 1917, is a son of Mr. S. J. Goldsmith, manager of the Hillsborough branch of the Northern Bank. Before he entered the Army he was on the staff of the Northern Bank at Dromore. He obtained his commission in July, 1916, and received a wound in the right leg in the recent advance. He is now in hospital at Oxford. He was a member of the Lisnagarvey Hockey Club.
Banbridge Chronicle, April 28, 1917.
Lieutenant W. J. Murray, Northampton Regiment, who has been wounded for the second time is a son of Mr. James Murray, Thomas Street, Armagh. He received his commission in May, 1915, through the Queen’s University Contingent of the O.T.C., Belfast, having previously been in the service of the Ulster Bank since 1906, first at the Lisburn branch, and afterword as accountant at the Newtownards branch. He was also wounded last November. Lieutenant Murray, who was well-known in Banbridge, was a member of the Lisnagarvey hockey club, and his numerous friends wish him a speedy recovery.
Banbridge Chronicle, May 19, 1917.
Mr. A. Ernest Boyd, son of Mrs. Boyd (and the late Mr. J. R. Boyd), Greenwood, Lisburn, has received a commission in the 11th (Reserve) Battalion of the famous Scottish regiment Black Watch, or, to give it its official military title, Royal Highlanders. He has been requested to report himself at Edinburgh University on Tuesday next, to undergo a course of instruction prior to his joining his regiment. Mr. Boyd obtained his commission through the medium of the Queen’s University O.T.C., which has sent a big lot of very capable young officers to the army. He is very popular in sporting, particularly hockey, circles. He was one of the original members of the Lisnagarvey Club, and has played in representative games for his country and province; and, no doubt, many of the Edinburgh University men (like himself) will have pleasant recollections of some of the games in which Ernest figured when Lisnagarvey visited the Scottish capital three years ago. Two of Mr. Boyes brothers-Jack and Jim-came over with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, and the last news received from one was that he was hard at work in the trenches at the Dardanelles, and the other that he was unfortunately in hospital in Cairo.
The Lisburn Standard, July 30, 1915.
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