Lurgan War Memorial, Co. Armagh

Discussion in 'War Cemeteries & War Memorial Research' started by dbf, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Thank you for adding that photo, much appreciated.
  2. johnsammc

    johnsammc Member

    Sergeant WILLIAM ERNEST McILWAINE 1796516, 50 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died age 24 on 23 May 1944
    Son of Francis and Mary McIlwaine, of Lurgan, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland.
    Remembered with honour BERGEN-OP-ZOOM WAR CEMETERY
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 28. A. 11.
    CWGC :: Casualty Details

    Taken last Friday (weather not the best)

  3. ww2ni

    ww2ni Senior Member

    Have always thought the War Memorial in Lurgan looks really well.
  4. markinbelfast

    markinbelfast Senior Member

    have you any further info on Francis Hamilton on the ww2 plaque?
  5. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Hi Mark,
    Sorry, I haven't been doing any research into those featured I simply put up the photos of Lurgan and other local memorials ( Lisburn, Hilden, Dollingstown, Waringston, Donaghcloney, Glenavy which I took some time ago for Gerry C & his NIH project) and listing the WW2 names in case others were interested.

    Websites - which you are likely already aware of - and which have some information centred on the WW1 fallen.
    Lurgan, County Armagh
    Irish Gravestone Inscriptions, Tracing your Irish Ancestors: Lurgan war memorial
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  6. ww2ni

    ww2ni Senior Member

    Anyone have any information regarding the death of:-

    Gunner Shaun Creaney, Service Number 1471268 who was 18 years old when he died on 23rd April 1941.
    Shaun was the Son of John and Jane Creaney, of Lurgan.
    He was serving with 47 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery.

    Any information would be much appreciated.

  7. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

    Sorry to write over your comment Andy, but wanted to highlight also Rifleman James Murtagh MM from Lurgan who died 76 years ago tomorrow, 15th August, as a result of wounds suffered at Maletto in Sicily on 12th August '43.

    Jim Murtagh was a friend of my father and, perhaps because of the limited entry on the CWGC site, isn't named on the Lurgan Roll of Honour/War Memorial. Slightly unusually, his Military Medal was awarded posthumously. On my advice, the CWGC amended their record to include the award of the MM about 2 years ago but it has yet to be included on his grave marker in Tripoli. We only "know" he was from Lurgan due to the LG entry for the MM....clip attached.

    I wonder how much his family knew...


    485 - Murtagh (2).jpg

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  8. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    James Murtagh's name now added to post 10
  9. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

    Thank you.

    My father's memory of Jim:
    "I heard sad news. James Murtagh, my friend and assistant from my stint in the sergeants’ mess, had died of gangrene after sustaining a shrapnel wound earlier. He was a brave man who had been awarded the MM."

    probably died on route to hospital in Libya..
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  10. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Great original photos Diane. This thread began just before I joined WW2Talk and so this is the first time I've seen the images and info.

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