Over 700 old boys of the Royal Belfast Academical Institution, commonly known as Inst, served in the First World War, and over 130 of them died. This site attempts to tell the story of those who did not return.


The links on the left will take you to the names of the men who died. You will find biographical details, photographs of both the men and their graves, and the information I have found out about their lives, wartime service and death.


In addition, there is a page giving details of three old Instonians, not recorded on the plaque, but whose stories are worth remembering. These include Inst's only Victoria Cross recipient.


This project will be ongoing - there is no limit to what we can discover about these men and I intend to update the site as new information comes to hand.


If you do have anything you might think is useful, please contact me via the contact form. There is also a guest book, if you have any comments.


I hope you find the site useful and interesting.


Alan Curragh


Last Updated - 03/03/2019