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Poignant campaign to remember forgotten names of the Fallen!

Thursday, 12 October 2017

A CAMPAIGN is underway to ensure all local people who lost their lives during the First World War are remembered on Ballymena and District's War Memorial.
Earlier this year Mid and East Antrim Borough Council agreed the addition of verified missing names of the Fallen on the monument in Memorial Park, Ballymena.
In 2013 it was discovered that some local soldiers who died in The Great War were not honoured on the Memorial.
Research undertaken by History Hub Ulster has found that up to 172 names could be missing.
The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, councillor Paul Reid, said: "I would encourage local people and those from further afield to check if their forebear is on the published list of missing names and, if not, for them to share their information during the consultation period which has just opened.
“We would wish to ensure as best we can that all those who made the ultimate sacrifice from Ballymena and district are now remembered side by side on the Memorial with the existing names of those who lost their lives.
“This includes any relevant local women who served in clerical or nursing roles."
Ballymena and District War Memorial was unveiled in 1924 after a fundraising effort raised just over 1,000.

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