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Tullyniskan Parish Church, (Holy Trinity Church of Ireland) Newmills, Dungannon, World War I Roll of Honour

Extracted from FHL Film# 1279325 which contains a History of Tullyniskan Parish

Transcribed by
Margaret Rose

Formatted and Submitted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
len_swindley[at]hotmail.com



This film contains an interesting history of the parish along with some family trees, family histories and documents relating to well-known families, lodge members, voters’ lists and more.

The parish of Tullyniskan contains the townlands of Aghakinsallagh Glebe, Ballymenagh, Blacktown, Bloomhill Demesne, Coalisland, Creenagh, Cullion, Curran, Derry, Derrywinnin Glebe, Doras, Drumard, Drumey, Drumreagh, Etra, Drumreagh Otra, Edendork, Farlough, Glencon, Gortgonis, Gortin, Gortnaskea, Mineveigh, Mullaghmarget, Quintinmanus, Sessia, Stughan, Whitetown and Woodhill. There are several press clippings, including the unveiling of a memorial tablet in honour of the men of the parish who served in World War 1. I am unable to decipher the name of the newspaper, but the date appears to be February 26, 1921.

 

MEMORIAL TABLET UNVEILED

A mural tablet, inscribed with the names of sixteen men from the Parish of Newmills, who made the supreme sacrifice in the Great War, was unveiled in the Newmills Parish Church with befitting solemnity by his Grace the Lord Primate on Sunday afternoon

The crowded congregation included a detachment of the Special Constabulary, under the command of Captain Maynard. The service opened with the singing of “O God our help in ages past”, and the evening prayer was recited by Rev. GORDON SCOTT, M.A., the special lesson was read by Rev. EGERTON, rector of Donaghmore. The tablet, which was draped in the Union Jack, was then unveiled by his Grace, who offered up the dedicatory prayer, after which the National Anthem was heartily rendered. At the conclusion of his address, his Grace said the parish of Newmills had achieved a high record in the war, and both men and women had worked with wonderful self sacrifice to win the victory

Seventy-eight men from the parish and district had volunteered and served their King and country. Sixteen had made the supreme sacrifice. Amongst the number was Private Morrow, V.C. He had gained the highest honour it was possible to bestow on any member of the King’s forces, and they were all proud of his achievement. The distinctions included two awards of the D.S.O., while the French Government awarded the Croix de Guerre to two members of the parish. One also received the Military Cross, one the Military Medal, four were mentioned in despatches, and two gained commissions from the ranks. The honours awarded showed the fibre of the men of Newmills parish.

 

NEWMILLS ROLL OF HONOUR

Appended is the inscription on the tablet erected in Newmills Parish Church.

 

To the glory of God and in honoured memory of the men from this parish who died serving their country in the Great War.

Lieutenant Ernest DANIELS

Second Lieutenant Joseph MARSH

Sergeant John MILLIGAN

Private James ARTHURS

Private Robert FARR

Private Robert FULTON

Private James GIBSON

Private Thomas John GIBSON

Driver John JONES

Private William James McMINN

Private Walter MONTGOMERY

Private Robert MORROW, V.C.

Private Robert PATTERSON

Private William PATTON

Private James STEWART

 

In addition to the 16 names (on the Newmills Roll of Honour of those who died), the following 64 men from Newmills district served in the Great War.

Allen HAMILTON

James HAMILTON

Wm. John HAMILTON

Robert ADAMS

Thomas ABERNETHY

Frederick ATKINSON

Joseph BOYD

James BRYARS

Robert CARDWELL

James CROOKS

Isaac CARTER

Alfred DANIEL

Frank DANIEL

Godfrey DANIEL

Robert DANIEL

Thomas DOBSON

James DOUGLAS

Edward Caulfield DUDGEON

John Galway DYSART

Noble GALBRAITH

Samuel HEGARTY

William HEGARTY

Charles HOWARD

Robert HOWARD

Samuel HOWARD

Jackson HOWARD

Andrew HUGHES

Edward IRWIN

Robert IRWIN

Thomas IRWIN

Spurgeon JORDAN

Wm. George JORDAN

William KEE

Samuel KEE

Robert KEE

Gerald KINLEY

Clifford KINLEY

Maurice KINLEY

John LATIMER

Whiteside MACKY

Robert MARSH

Wm. MARSHALL

Robert MONTGOMERY

Benjamin McATEER

Robert John McMINN

Archie McQUILKIN

James NEIL

John NEIL

John Orr NEWTON

Robert PATTERSON

Frederick PATTERSON

Andrew Thomas RICHARDSON

George RICHARDSON

James Douglas RICHARDSON

Harry SCOTT

Hugh SCOTT

James SCOTT

John SCOTT

John Simpson SHORT

Thomas SEARIGHT

Alexander SIMPSON

Robert SLOAN

Thomas STEWART

Herbert THOMPSON