Staff Captain Jim McGinn

“In memory of Staff Captain Jim McGinn Óglaigh na hÉireann who died on active service near this spot 15th December 1973. Fuair sé bás ar son na saoirse.”

Urney Road, Clady, at the far end of the bridge, into the republic.

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Vol. James McPhilemy

“In memory of Vol. James McPhilemy, Irish National Liberation Army, killed on active service 10th August 1988. Throid sé agus fuair sé bás ar son mhuintir na hÉireann. [He fought and he died for the people of Ireland].” (This is the rare case when “active service” does not mean a premature bomb explosion.) There is also a memorial to McPhilemy in Strabane.

Urney Road, Clady

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Fallen Comrades From The Nelson Drive Flute Band

UVF medallions are added to the UVF/Nelson Drive FB mural. For close-ups of the mural and the plaques, see Glorious On The Graves Of Heroes. (Also The People’s Army and Summer Regalia.)

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Big Bill Campbell

“A true soldier – Big Bill Campbell”, leader of the UVF’s 1st Scottish battalion. Campbell (and Von, to whom a plaque would later be added below Campbell’s) were imprisoned for bombing Glasgow pubs in 1979 and Campbell is suspected of involvement of the McGurk’s Bar bombing in 1971.

The Campbell plaque was originally on the Northland St mural of the Shankill West Belfast 1st Batt A Coy 5th Plat before it was reimaged as a Thiepval memorial mural. The plaque is added to the ‘People’s Army’ mural on the Shankill at the Rex Bar.

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Champions Of Ulster

This 2009 memorial garden in Owenroe Drive, Bangor caused controversy when built using Housing Executive funds as it was intended to commemorate only the dead of WWI. In addition, it contains headstones to members of the UDA (on which Cuchulainn is invoked as a “defender of Ulster”), RHC, and UVF (BelTel).

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Ulster Tower

“The Ulster Tower is a memorial to the men of the 36th (Ulster) Division. It was officially opened on 19th November 1921 by Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson. The tower is located close to the Schweben Redoubt, a German stronghold at the edge of Thiepval Wood, France, which the Ulster Division attacked at 7.30 am on the 1st July 1916.” “This mural was dedicated to the men of the 36th (Ulster) Division on 31st July 2010 by the West Belfast Athletic And Cultural Society. ‘Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends’ – John 15:13”.

Conway Street (“Somme Street”), Belfast

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