Tag Archives: World War One

North of Ireland Family History Society Open Day

We are attending the North of Ireland Family History Society’s Open Day this Saturday. Please come along to support it if you can.  

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WW1 Commemoration Service at St. Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast

Castleton Lanterns was pleased to receive invitations to attend the Commemoration Service at St Anne’s Cathedral on Monday evening, 4th August 2014, the one hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.  Six of us from Alexandra joined … Continue reading

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Lights out for a shared moment of reflection

At the headquarters of 38 (Irish) Brigade in Lisburn, final preparations have been made at the Garrison Church where members of the Armed Forces and their families will gather at 10pm for a service during which the lights will go … Continue reading

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Mapping Limerick’s Casualties during World War One

Guest post: Liam Hogan – Limerick City Library Website Address: limerickww1.wordpress.com As part of Limerick City Library’s strategy to improve access to local history resources through digitisation, I launched a Twitter account which tracked life in Limerick 100 years ago … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Castleton Lanterns at the NI War Memorial

The Castleton Lanterns display at the NI War Memorial runs until the end of May 2014. Thanks to Culture Northern Ireland for the coverage. Read the article by clicking here.

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Laganvillage Somme Society: Call for information

The Laganvillage Somme Society are working on a project looking into the lives of the men lost to the great war who are buried in Dundonald, St. Elizabeth’s and Knock cemeteries in East Belfast. Are any of your ancestors buried … Continue reading

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Private James Reid, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Identified as lantern slide 59 (LHS) James Reid was born in 1898 to David Reid and Sarah McLaughlin. David and Sarah married in Donegall Pass Presbyterian Church on Christmas Eve 1890. He is listed aged 5 on the 1901 census … Continue reading

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Identified: Patrick Bryan Adair

IDENTIFIED: Patrick Bryan Adair, Battery Sergeant Major, 16th Battery, Motor Machine Gun Service, Machine Gun Corps. (Lantern Slide #11) Patrick Bryan Adair was born on 12th January 1890. He was living at 73 North Queen Street in 1901 aged 11 with his widowed mother … Continue reading

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William John Brolly, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

William John Brolly was born around 1886 and lived in Office Street, Whitehouse at the time of the 1901 census. His father was Robert George Brolly, a master tailor and his mother was Ellen Sophia.  He had at least 5 … Continue reading

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Castleton Lantern Slide Number 24

These men served during the First World War and we think they are listed on the Castleton Presbyterian Church Roll of Honour.  They were featured in a lantern slide exhibition shown to the Castleton Congregation in December 1918.  Do you … Continue reading

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