Lantern Slide Number 68

This man served during the First World War and we think he is listed on the Castleton Presbyterian Church Roll of Honour.  He was featured in a lantern slide exhibition shown to the Castleton Congregation in December 1918.  Do you recognise him?  Might he be a relation?  Maybe you recognise his uniform, or he looks like your dad?  Was he from the York Road area of Belfast?  Let us know in the comments below if you have any clues or hints to who he might be.

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4 Responses to Lantern Slide Number 68

  1. Jim Galloway says:

    Slide 68 – This man is a Lieutenant in the Royal Irish Rifles, he possibly wears the Military Cross ribbon.

  2. Castleton Lanterns says:

    Jim, thank you 🙂

  3. He is actually a captain (two horizontal braids and you can see the upper of the three ‘stars’). He is, as Jin says, Royal irish Rifles and that is, indeed, the ribbon of the Military Cross. He is wearing a mourning band, which may indicate that he had been part of a funeral detail.

  4. Castleton Lanterns says:

    Hi Nick, Thanks for your input. There are higher res images available if you want to take a closer look at any of them. All help much appreciated. Karen 🙂

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