The following people, books and websites provided invaluable details regarding the men commemorated on this site. Please accept my sincere gratitude for your help and encouragement. I have endeavoured to acknowledge all contributors, apologies if I have forgotten anyone. Please contact me of that is the case.

Great War Forum members

Andy Pugh for information on H Curran and B Jackson
Andy Shaw for picture and information on W G Boyd
Arabis, Sadsac and Ashton for details on R Ireland
Biffo for picture of EV Todd Grave
BJay for information on T G Buchanan
Bob Coulson for picture of memorial for C Crymble
BottsGrey for pictures of H Lyness
BPC59 for 19th century picture of the school
Burlington for grave pictures from Boulogne East, and general website advice
Captain Dave for pictures relating to R Cambridge
Ceasefire for pictures of  E McMullen grave
ChrisHarley9 for details on men in the RFC and RAF
Clontarf for pictures of J Austin's grave
Cnock and Mick Davis for details on J McIlwaine
Desmond7 for picture of W Adrain and the Hewitt Brothers
Dolphin for information on Bannister
Iain McHenry for general encouragement and a great tour!
Jamie 1978 for details and pictures of the Tyrrell brothers
John Winterburn for pictures of the Dickson spirit level
Keith Roberts for pictures of Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Mabel for information on R Cambridge
MarkinBelfast for pictures of F Ekin grave and J Lees memorial, and information on W McCann
Nick82 for details on men of the 9th Royal Irish Fusiliers
Pat Gallagher for pictures of G Legate's grave
Pat Geary for information on G D L Smyth
Paul Reed for picture of A Thomson
Promenade for information on 1st July 1916 casualties
Stebie9173 for assistance with M Browne
Swizz for details on C Crymble and J Davidson
Tim Hogben and Cnock for details on W Tyrrell
Tommy McClimonds for information on men from Banbridge
Ulsterlad2 for pictures of C Dunlop's grave
VicMill for picture of memorial picture of N Taylor
ZackNZ for information on R Cambridge


Mrs Evelyn Bertie for the picture and information on her uncle Thomas George Moore
Richard Collinson for pictures and information on his grandfather Thomas George Buchanan
Peter Corry for the picture of his father's cousin, Hugh Corry Osborne
Alan Downey for information on his great uncle Robert Victor Hamilton

Website Contacts

Katrina Clydesdale for help with men from Bangor
Don Collins, the school archivist, for access to the archives and "School News"
Ken and Pamela Linge for information on men commemorated at Thiepval
Bobby Rainey for pictures of E Kertland, J Bill and W Ross
Ken Switzer for information on W King


The Irish on the Somme - Steven Moore (and thanks for permission to use pictures from the book)
First Royal Irish Rifles in the Great War - James W Taylor
Second Royal Irish Rifles in the Great War - James W Taylor
The 16th and 36th Divisions at the Battle of Wijtschate - Messines Ridge - Tom Burke
The Somme Day-by-Day Account - Chris McCarthy
Passchendaele Day-by-Day Account - Chris McCarthy
Barnsley Pals - Jon Cooksey
Hull Pals - David Bilton
Our Heroes - Mons to the Somme
Unionists and Great War Commemoration in the North of Ireland 1914-1939 - Catherine Switzer
A Wheen of Medals - The History of the 9th Service Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers -  W J Canning
The Terrors - The 16th (Pioneer) Battalion Royal Irish Rifles - Stuart N White
Written in Stone - The History of Belfast City Cemetery - Tom Hartley

Websites for details on T McKinney for picture of J Sinton grave for details and picture of T McKinney for details of old boys with Lisburn connections for details on HMS Opal for several memorial pictures for details on E Vance for details on J Davidson for the war diaries of the 9th Royal Irish Fusiliers for picture of C Walker memorials for details on HMS Natal for details on the Tyrrell brothers for picture of H Chamberlain memorial

...and last but not least, to Sue, my wife, for putting up with trips to the battlefields and the National Archives