Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
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Casualties
No Pic Gr. Page Service No Rank Name Regiment / Service Battalion Date Of Death
1 13345 Pte. Gallagher, William R Inn Fus 09th Batt 01/07/1916
2 11906 Pte. Orr, William James R Inn Fus 09th Batt 01/07/1916
3 19349 L/Corp McMenemy, William R Inn Fus 09th Batt 01/07/1916
4 Portrait 11911 Pte. Lambe, Samuel R Inn Fus 09th Batt 01/07/1916
5 Portrait G/14585 Sgt. Weir, Patrick J R Inn Fus 09th Batt 02/03/1917
6 Portrait Portrait 19343 Pte. Cross, Thomas John R Inn Fus 09th Batt 15/10/1918
7 Portrait 11227 Pte. Wigton, Robert R Inn Fus 09th Batt 20/10/1918
Institute History
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 25th December 1915: Football at the Front
Private Thomas J Cross of the 9th Battalion Royal Inniskillings Fusiliers, writes:-
‘Just a few lines to let you know that we are enjoying the good old game of football out here. We had a great match on Saturday 11th December, and a prize for the winners was presented by Sergeant G Belshaw, late of Moygashel. It was a platoon match – the 5th and 7th sections versus the 8th and 8th sections. The following were the teams:-‘
5/7 Sections
bullet Privates James Henderson (Tamnamore)
bullet Sergeant E G Lucas (Parkanaur)
bullet Private S Cowan (Belfast)
bullet Private S Lambe (Dungannon)
bullet Private F Mason (Belfast)
bullet Private J Breadon (Belfast)
bullet Drummer Scot (Belfast)
bullet Private Maxwell (Belfast)
bullet Private Campbell (Liverpool)
bullet Private D Ewart (Belfast)
bullet Lance Corporal A Getty (Ballymoney)
6/8 Sections
bullet Private T J Cross (Dungannon)
bullet Private Joe Beggs (Dungannon)
bullet Lance Corporal McMenemy (William) (Dungannon)
bullet Private R Carroll (Castlecaulfield)
bullet Private R Wigton (Killyman)
bullet Private E Clarke (Bangor)
bullet Private R Hogshaw (Killyclogher)
bullet Private J Kelly (Castlecaulfield)
bullet Corporal James Anderson (Dungannon)
bullet Private W J Orr (Ballynakelly)
bullet Bandsman T Henry (Dungannon)
The subs were Private S Proctor (Coalisland) and W Gallagher (Killyman), and amongst the large crowd of spectators were Sergeants P J Weir and J Ringland, and both of whom, I may add, are looking very fit. The match was very fast and exciting throughout, and neither the players nor spectators were troubled for the time being by the enemy or their shells. The game resulted in a win for sections 5/7 by 5 goals to 2.