Ballymarlow’s Great War sacrifice

Photographed in Ballymarlow Orange Hall last week to promote thei r exhibition on the lodge members who died in WW1 were Roberta MacAuley, Councillor Reuben Glover, Paul Frew, MLA: and Karen Barr. INBT 45-809H
Photographed in Ballymarlow Orange Hall last week to promote thei r exhibition on the lodge members who died in WW1 were Roberta MacAuley, Councillor Reuben Glover, Paul Frew, MLA: and Karen Barr. INBT 45-809H

Members of the Ballymarlow Ulster Scots group have compiled information from a variety of sources which helps tell the stories of former members of Ballymarlow LOL637 who died in the Great War.

And their work has been praised by DUP Assemblyman, Paul Frew who is encouraging everyone to come to Ballymarlow Orange Hall on Wednesday evening (November 5 7-9 pm) to learn about these men and their history.

Mr. Frew said: “Whilst there were 16 men from the lodge who went off to war, four men never came back. Charles and James Gordon who fought with the Canadian infantry, John Maybin Royal Irish Rifles and Robert Cuthbert of the Scots Guards. At this time we focus on the Great War and the sacrifices made by so many but many simply do not realise the way such losses affected our local communities.”

Councillor Reuben Glover who lives in Ballymarlow, added: “This has been a great effort by the Ballymarlow Ulster scot group. Please come along and support the work of this group and learn about a part of our heritage.”