Royal Ulster Rifles 1949

Royal Ulster Rifles 1949

Royal Ulster Rifles 1949

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Our thanks to local man Paul Dempster who provided us with this great picture of Ballymena men in the Royal Ulster Rifles (TA) battalion back in 1949.

The 6th (T.A.) Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles “C” Company at their annual camp Ballyedmund in 1949. Back row: Rfm. TJ Dobbin, Rfm. T. Nixon, Rfm. R.H. Baird, Rfm. J. Finlay, Rfm. S.J. McKee, L/Cpl. S. Redmond, Rfm. N.S. Baird, Rfm. W.J. Boyd, Rfm. S. Robinson.

Third row: Rfm A McFall, Rfm. C. Stewart, Rfm. J. Herbison, Rfm. R.J. Meeke, Rfm. J. Carson, Rfm. F. McKenzie, L/Cpl. R. McCleery, Rfm. T. McCraight, Rfm. W.J. Brennen, Rfm. J. Graham, Rfm. J. Booth.

Second row: Rfm. F. McDonald, Rfm. H. McClurkin, L/Cpl. J. Henry, Rfm. A. Smyth, Rfm. W. Dempster, Rfm. V. Surgenor, Rfm. M. H. Humphries, Rfm. P. Surgenor, Rfm. W. McClurkin, Rfm. W. Ramsey, Rfm. W. Francey, Rfm. J. Millar, Rfm. S.W. Surgenor.

Front row: Cpl. J.J. Geary, Cpl. F.R. McKee, Sergt. W. Kinsberry, Capt. H. Good (R.A.M.C. attached), Bugle-Major W. Millar, Majoe R.B. Morton (Company Commander), C.S.M. S. Laverty, 2/Lt. W.D. Bell, Sgt. W. Thompson, Cpl. J. McClurkin, Cpl. P. McCrudden. INBT44-751AC