To Those Who Gave Their All For The Great War

William Frederick McFadzean of the 14th (Young Citizens) battalion Royal Irish Rifles was awarded the Victoria Cross for throwing himself on a box of grenades that had fallen into the trench during the Battle Of The Somme, July 1st, 1916. The figure on the left is Edward Carson. The plaque reads “Sydenham roll of honour to those who gave their lives in the Great War and to those who haven’t been traced but are known unto God.”

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UVF North Down Brigade

This mural mixes the Ulster Volunteers who fought at Somme, Ypres, Arras, Thiepval, St Quentin, Grandcourt, Messines, Fricourt with local volunteers from the modern-day UVF: William Hannagan, William Lightbody, Stephen Campbell, Stuart Allan, Keith McKinstry, Eddie Moreland, Michael McKeague, Thomas O’Brien, Jim Moore, David Stirling.

Across the street from a UDA mural.

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Welcome To New Mossley

2010 image of the New Mossley mosaic in Ballyearl Drive, with various UVF insignia above from previous murals. “This mosaic reflects the cultural & industrial heritage of the area. New Mossley Community Group is proud to be part of this project and hope it gives pleasure to everyone. We would like to thank the Arts Council and Groundwork for their help and support. Unveiled by Jeanette Ervine, Dawn Purvis MLA, Mena Mitchell 17th January 2009.”

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C Company Roll Of Honour

This “C company, 1st Belfast battalion, Ulster Volunteer Force roll of honour” in Carnan Street, Belfast, uses WWI (USSF insignia, an image of soldiers on the battlefield, poppies, and a verse from In Flanders Fields) to commemorate 25 volunteers from the middle Shankill area. (For the first five, see also the plaque across the street.) The “Four Step” was a pub bombed in 1971 (see X02393).

Replaces the Greengairs Thistle FB mural – the band’s insignia is in the top right.

Carnan Street (renamed “C Coy Street”)

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The Fallen Of The 36th (Ulster) Division

“The Billy Greer Somme memorial garden was opened by Jamesy “The Piper” Walker on the 14th December 2007. Dedicated to the fallen of the 36th (Ulster) Division at the battle of the Somme 1st July 1916. We will remember them.” Greer, East Antrim UVF commander, died in July 2006 (Mulvenna).

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