Holywood Church of Ireland (St. Philip and St. James)

FIRST WORLD WAR
Holywood CoI FWW died all
FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THE FOLLOWING PARISHIONERS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR KING AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918

L/C Robert C Alexander Canadian EF
Trooper Edward Bagley 19th Hussars
2nd Lieut Charles F Beverland R Inns Fus
Sgt Robert Beverland R I Rifles
Corporal George J Bonner Rifle Brigade
Captain J M Briggs R I Rifles
Captain H Ouseley Davis R I Rifles
L/C Hugh Doggart R I Rifles
Private James Doggart R I Rifles
Private Wm Doggart R I Rifles
Captain Geo M Dunlop R Dub Fus
2nd Lieut John G M Dunlop MA R Dub Fus
2nd Lieut John S Dunville VC R Dragoons
Sgt Francis Elliott R I Rifles
L/C Joshua Elliott R I Rifles
Private Wm Elliott R I Rifles
L/C Richard Fraser R I Rifles
Private Charles Gaussen R I Rifles
Private Waldemar Heininger R I Rifles
Private Ernest G W Hind R I Rifles
Private Patrick Hudson R I Rifles
Private Samuel Hutchinson R I Rifles
2nd Lieut James M Inglis R Irish Fus
Sgt Henry Lomax West Yorks
Private James Mawhinney Black Watch
Private Frederick J G Mills R Marine L Inf
L/C Henry Mills R I Rifles
Lieut-Col T V P McCammon R I Rifles
2nd Lieut Joseph R G McLean A & S H
Private Alexr Wm B Orr R Fus
Corporal John Reid R I Rifles
Major John F Robin Machine Gun Corps
2nd Lieut Kenneth Ross R I Rifles
2nd Lieut Melbourne Ross R I Rifles
Rifleman Wason Ross R I Rifles
Sapper Saml J Russell R Engineers
Corporal James Savage A S Corps
Private Wm Savage R I Rifles
Private Joseph Semple R I Fus
Private Alfred Smith Machine Gun Corps
Rifleman Ernest Stevenson R I Rifles
Captain Robert Suffern R N T

HENRY OUSELEY DAVIS PLAQUE
Holywood CoI FWW died Davis
IN PIOUS AND THANKFUL MEMORY OF
CAPTAIN HENRY OUSELEY DAVIS
ROYAL IRISH RIFLES
KILLED IN ACTION AT NEUVE CHAPELLE
27 OCTOBER 1914
AGED 30
OH GALLANT HEART THAT FACED DEATH UNAFRAID
TIS WE THE LIVING WEEP; BUT YOU WHO DIED
AMONG THOSE HAPPY WARRIORS ARE ARRAYED
WHO REST FROM EARTHLY WARFARE, SANCTIFIED
FOR YOU, THE GOOD FIGHT FOUGHT, THE BATTLE STAYED
GOD’S PEACE UNENDING ON THE FURTHER SIDE

DUNLOP BROTHERS PLAQUE
Holywood CoI FWW died Dunlop bros
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN GUNNING MOORE DUNLOP MA
CAIUS COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE SECOND LIEUTENANT
SPECIAL RESERVE ROYAL DUBLIN FUSILIERS
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION ON AUGUST 27 1914
AT CLARY FRANCE AGED 28
CAPTAIN GEORGE MALCOLM DUNLOP
1ST BATTALION ROYAL DUBLIN FUSILIERS
KILLED IN ACTION ON APRIL 25 1915
DURING THE LANDING AT GALLIPOLI AGED 26
WE ARE JUDGED BY OUR DEEDS

JOHN SPENCER DUNVILLE PLAQUE
Holywood CoI FWW died Dunville
IN HONOUR OF
SECOND LIEUTENANT JOHN SPENCER DUNVILLE VC
1ST ROYAL DRAGOONS
SECOND SON OF VIOLET AND JOHN DUNVILLE OF REDBURN HOLYWOOD
BORN MAY 7TH 1896 DIED IN FRANCE JUNE 26TH 1917
OF WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION ON THE PREVIOUS DAY
AGED 21 YEARS
VICTORIA CROSS AWARDED FOR THE MOST CONSPICUOUS BRAVERY
WHEN IN CHARGE OF A PARTY CONSISTING OF SCOUTS AND ROYAL ENGINEERS ENGAGED IN THE DEMOLITION OF THE ENEMY’S WIRE, THIS OFFICER DISPLAYED GREAT GALLANTRY AND DISREGARD OF ALL PERSONAL DANGER. IN ORDER TO ENSURE THE ABSOLUTE SUCCESS OF THE WORK ENTRUSTED TO HIM, SECOND LIEUTENANT DUNVILLE PLACED HIMSELF BETWEEN AN NCO OF THE ROYAL ENGINEERS AND THE ENEMY’S FIRE, AND THUS PROTECTED, THIS NCO WAS ENABLED TO COMPLETE A WORK OF GREAT IMPORTANCE. SECOND LIEUTENANT DUNVILLE, ALTHOUGH SEVERELY WOUNDED, CONTINUED TO DIRECT HIS MEN IN THE WIRE-CUTTING AND GENERAL OPERATIONS UNTIL THE RAID WAS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED, THEREBY SETTING A MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE OF COURAGE, DETERMINATION AND DEVOTION TO DUTY, TO ALL RANKS UNDER HIS COMMAND.
THIS GALLANT OFFICER HAS SINCE SUCCUMBED TO HIS WOUNDS
WAR OFFICE 2ND AUGUST 1917

LT COLONEL WORMALD COMMANDING THE ROYAL DRAGOONS WHEN INFORMING HIS PARENTS OF THE DEATH OF THEIR SON WRITES AS FOLLOWS:

I MUST GIVE YOU AN ACCOUNT OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH HE WAS KILLED TO ENABLE YOU TO APPRECIATE HIS BRAVERY. A RAID WAS ORDERED TO BE UNDERTAKEN ON THE GERMAN LINES AT 1.00 AM ON JUNE 25TH AND THE ROYALS WERE DETAILED TO CARRY IT OUT. TWO PARTIES EACH CONSISTING OF 50 ROYALS AND 3 SAPPERS CARRYING TORPEDO BOMBS FOR DESTROYING THE ENEMY’S WIRE WERE TOLD OFF. JOHNNIE WHO WAS SCOUT OFFICER HAD THE DIRECTION OF THE RIGHT PARTY AND LED THEM ON COMPASS BEARING OVER 800 YARDS TO THE PLACE TO BE ATTACKED ARRIVING THERE PUNCTUALLY AT THE SCHEDULED TIME.
THIS WAS NO EASY TASK AND WAS SPLENDIDLY DONE. WHEN THEY REACHED THE MAIN WIRE IT WAS FOUND THAT ONE OF THE JOINTS OF A TORPEDO BOMB HAD GOT BENT AND IT HAD TO BE REPAIRED. THIS OCCASIONED DELAY AND THE ENEMY MEANTIME DETECTED OUR INTENTIONS AND OPENED FIRE WITH RIFLES AND HAND GRENADES.
THE SAPPER CORPORAL, A VERY GALLANT BOY, STATES THAT DURING THE WHOLE OF THE TIME WHEN HE WAS ENGAGED IN REPAIRING THE BOMB JOHNNIE DELIBERATELY INTERPOSED HIS OWN BODY BETWEEN THE ENEMY AND HIMSELF AND THAT BY HIS EXAMPLE AND BRAVERY HE GAVE HIM THE NECESSARY CONFIDENCE TO CARRY OUT HIS TASK. AFTER THE BOMB HAD BEEN REPAIRED AND EXPLODED AND AS THE LEADING MEN GOT UP TO THE GAP JOHNNIE WAS WOUNDED, HIS LEFT ARM BEING SHATTERED BY A BOMB WHICH ALSO INFLICTED A SEVERE CHEST WOUND.
DESPITE THESE DREADFUL WOUNDS HE WALKED BACK THE WHOLE DISTANCE TO OUR OUTPOSTS. A MAN OF LESS GRIT COULD NOT HAVE ACCOMPLISHED IT. YOUR POOR BOY WAS AS BRAVE AND PATIENT AS THE GALLANT HERO THAT HE WAS AND PASSED AWAY AT 3.00 AM ON JUNE 26TH.
WE HIS BROTHER OFFICERS WHILST WE SHALL ALWAYS MOURN THE LOSS OF A CHEERFUL COMPANION AND FRIEND WHOM WE COULD ILL AFFORD TO LOSE, ARE JUSTLY PROUD OF THE GALLANT WAY IN WHICH A BROTHER OFFICER MET HIS DEATH. THE RECORD OF HIS DARING AND DEVOTION MUST ALWAYS REMAIN AN INCIDENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE REGIMENT ON WHICH ALL CONNECTED WITH IT WILL LOOK BACK WITH PRIDE.
I CANNOT PUT INTO WORDS THE ADMIRATION WE ALL FEEL FOR HIM AND THE RESPECT IN WHICH WE SHALL ALWAYS RETAIN HIS MEMORY.

THOMAS VALENTINE PLAISTED MCCAMMON PLAQUE
Holywood CoI FWW diew McCammon
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF
LIEUT COLONEL
THOMAS VALENTINE PLAISTED MCCAMMON
WHO DIED ON 28TH APRIL 1917
OF WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION AT MONCHY LE PREUX
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY HIS BROTHER OFFICERS
OF THE 20TH BATTALION TOYAL IRISH RIFLES
WHICH HE RAISED AND COMMANDED DURING THE GREAT WAR
IN REMEMBRANCE OF A GALLANT SOLDIER
AND A TRUE FRIEND

Holywood CoI FWW served
HOLYWOOD PARISH CHURCH
1914 ROLL OF HONOUR 1918
IN SINCERE APPRECIATION OF THE LOYALTY AND COURAGE
OF THE MEN OF THIS CONGREGATION WHO SERVED WITH THE COLOURS
IN THE DEFENCE OF EMPIRE AND LIBERTY

A Adams

RHA A Cardy RIR T Gordon RIR
H Adair NIH C Clarke RE J Gordon RIR
D Aiken RIR C H Clarke Jn RIR L Gordon RIR
S H Anderson RIR W Clarke RIR J Green RIR
F Arnold RWKRg J M Coates RNT E Gribben MC RIR
W Arnold RIR W E Coates RNT W J Graham RE
R Barry RIR J Collins RIR C Haithwaite RIR
J Bates RGA J Cooley RIR A C Herdman RIR
E J Beale RIR H Cooley RIR E Heron MGC
J H Beverland MBRAMC S Cooley RIR J Herron RIR
A Bonfield RIR H Cromie RIF H Herron RIR
E C Bonfield RIF J D’Arcy RHA B Herron RIR
T Bonfield RIF A Diamond RIR J Heron RE
J Bradley RIR D Dixon RIR J Herron RASC
J Bradley Jr RIF D Doggart RIR J Hunter RIR
V Briggs RIR R Dunville Gr Gds W W Hunter RIR
R R K Briggs RASC D Duncan RASC T Hughes NIH
G Briggs AIF H Douglas RE J Irvine RIR
E V Briggs RIR W Eakin RIR R Jefferson RIR
J Bradley RIR J A Finlay RIR F Jefferson RIR
W Bruce RE W Fitzsimons RIR R Long RBGd
S Birch RWK R Garrett RGA G Longworth RE
    C Gaussen MBRAMC C Lomax RAGC
    W Gordon NIH P Lomax RAGC
    R A Young MC RIR H Young RIR

 

T Lyttle RAMC Fr Mills RIR S Simms RBGd
C N Macartney RIR Fd Mills RIR G J Small RNVR
J Madill RIR Fr Mills RIR T L Small RNVR
R Magill RIR W Millar RIR A Smith RIR
T Magill RIR H Millar RIR A Smith INNF
W Magill RIR H Moore RIR G Smith RE
R Maguire RIR W Moore RIR W Smith RACD
H Malcolm RIR C Murdock RMA J T Smyth RIR
B Marshall RIR H Murdock RASC H J Snowball RIR
W Megaw RIR D Murray RIR A E Sterriot RE
W McBride RIR T Murray RIR W R Taylor RIR
R McClelland RIR J H R Orr GKW RIA H Thompson RIR
J McCullough RIR R Payne RAMC W J Thompson RIR
W McCullough RIR A Payne RN N Townsend RIR
T McKee RIR L E Butt Payne RN R Warden INNF
R E McLean RIR G Pinkerton RN C Wardlow RE
FG S McLean 67RIA J R Purden RIR H Webster RIR
J McLean Jr RIR G Reid RIR W Webster RNVR
R R B McLean MLLIR Rev J Redmond BA RACD J Whitley RIR
V J McLean AIBD A Robin RIR E Winter RASC
T McCleave NIH J A Robinson RACD A Young CRGt
W J Mills RASC W Ross RIR C Young RIR
W Mills INNF C Rule RIR    
Fd Mills INNF P A Shekleton HM Drake    
F W G Young OBE MC RAMC        

SECOND WORLD WAR
Holywood CoI SWW died all
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL
REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE OF THIS
CONGREGATION WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING
AND COUNTRY IN WORLD WAR 1939 – 1945
THE RAIL AND MARBLE STEP ARE ERECTED BY
THE PARISHIONERS OF HOLYWOOD

Capt Thos O Corrin RA
F/Sgt J Stewart Hill RAF
Capt John F Smellie Glider Pilot Regt