Newtownards – First Presbyterian Church

First Newtownards Presbyterian Church

First Presby N'ards FWW and SWW 1

FIRST WORLD WAR

First Presby N'ards FWW 2

1914 – 1918

IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEMBERS OF THIS

CONGREGATION WHO SERVED DURING THE GREAT WAR

KILLED IN ACTION

Private E Adair

Private W Anderson

Private J Carser

Private T Harris

Captain R J O’Lone

Captain W P O’Lone DCM

Private F Parkes

Private T Quinn

Corporal W Simpson

Private J Smith

Private J C Stevenson

Corporal D J Thompson

Corporal W J Thompson

Lieutenant M J Wright

Private J M McCutcheon (Colonial Forces)

Private J C McGimpsey (Colonial Forces)

SERVED

Sgt Mjr J Acheson Cpl T Doggart Pte J Graham Pte M McMillan Pte S Robinson
Gnr J Adair Pte H M Donaldson Pte A Harris Pte A Menagh Tpr J A Scott
AC W J Adair Pte T Dooley CSM J Heron Pte W Miller Spr A Skimmon C de G
Pte H C V Anderson Pte W Dorman Pte H Hogg Pte J Montgomery Lieut Z Sloane
Pte J Anderson Pte T Dorrian AM J F Jardine Pte S Montgomery Pte H Spiers
Pte J Anderson Pte J Douglas Sgt S Keenan Pte J Moore Pte W Stevenson
Pte S Anderson Lieut N Drake Pte J Kelly Spr H Murphy Dvr J Stewart
Gnr W Anderson Pte S Edgar Pte N McBride Sgt S Nesbitt Bdr W Wilson
Sgt W J Amberson 1st PO H Ferguson Pte B McGimpsey Pte G Nevin Lieut A J Wright
Pte J Boyle Lieut J C Ferguson Pte J G McGimpsey QMS J O’Lone Lieut R P M Wright
Pte W Brown Pte W Ferguson Pte J McGimpsey Capt H Orr Capt W M Wright
Tpr E Brett Pte J Foster Pte W McGimpsey Lieut T Orr Miss D Dickson
Gnr A Carpenter Pte T Gamble MM Pte W McGimpsey Gnr H O’Prey Miss C Drake
Pte J Colville Cpl J Gibson MM Pte D McGreeghan 1st AM A Patterson Miss M Heron
Lieut J S Copeland Cpl W Gibson MM Cpl J McGreeghan Cpl H Purdy Miss M N O’Prey
Cpl E Crawford Pte J Gilmore Cpl R J McGreeghan Sgt J Purdy Miss M Patterson RRC
Cpl T J Crawford Cpl J A Gordon Pte W McMaster Pte W Quinn Mrs S E Perry
Lieut A Dickson        
COLONIAL FORCES
Lieut J M Apperson MC Pte F Ferguson Pte J Francis Pte D McGimpsey Pte R Scott
Gnr C S Brown Pte S Ferguson Bdr H N Heron Pte W Patterson Sgt S Scott
Pte R J Colville   Pte S Jamison   Pte W F Scott

Presbyterian Church in Ireland Roll of Honour

Acheson Joseph Newtownards Sergt.-Major 14th Royal Irish Rifles  
Adair Edward Newtownards Private 11th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Killed in Action
Adair James Newtownards Gunner R.F. Artillery Wounded
Anderson James Newtownards Private 8th Royal Irish Rifles  
Anderson William Newtownards Private 1st Royal Irish Rifles  
Brown William Newtownards Private 18th Royal Irish Rifles  
Brett Edward Newtownards Trooper North Irish Horse  
Carser James Newtownards Private 6th Highland Light Infantry Killed in Action
Colville James Victoria Avenue Private Royal Air Force  
Copeland   T. Sydney Westmount 2nd Lieutenant North Irish Horse  
Crawford Edward Newtownards Corporal 13th Royal Irish Rifles  
Crawford T. J. Newtownards Corporal 13th Royal Irish Rifles  
Dickson Alexander Newtownards 2nd Lieutenant 18th Royal Irish Rifles  
Doggart Thomas Newtownards Lance-Corporal 5th Royal Irish Regiment  
Donaldson Hugh  Newtownards Private Army Service Corps  
Doolen Thomas Newtownards Private Army Service Corps  
Dorman William Newtownards Private 9th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers  
Dorrian Thomas Newtownards Private 10th Royal Irish Rifles  
Douglas John Newtownards Private 13th Royal Irish Rifles  
Edgar S. Newtownards Private 18th Royal Irish Rifles  
Ferguson Hugh Newtownards Coastguard Signaller Royal Navy  
Ferguson James C. Newtownards Lieutenant Army Service Corps  
Ferguson William J. Newtownards Private Army Service Corps  
Foster James Newtownards Private Royal Irish Rifles  
Gibson James Newtownards Corporal Royal Engineers M.M.
Gibson William Newtownards Lance-Corporal Royal Engineers M.M.; Wounded
Gilmore John Newtownards Private 18th Royal Irish Rifles  
Gordon  James K. Newtownards Lance-Corporal 17th Royal Irish Rifles  
Graham James Newtownards Private 20th Royal Irish Rifles  
Harris Andrew Newtownards Private 2nd Royal Irish Rifles  
Harris Thomas   Private   Killed in Action
Heron James Newtownards Com. Sergt.-Major 17th Royal Irish Rifles  
Jardine James F. Newtownards A.M. R.N.A.S.  
Keenan Samuel Newtownards Sergeant 13th Royal Irish Rifles  
Kelly James Newtownards Private 18th Royal Irish Rifles  
McBride Nathaniel Newtownards Private 3rd Royal Irish Rifles  
McGimpsey Bertie Newtownards Private Royal Air Force  
McGimpsey John G. Newtownards Private 18th Royal Irish Rifles Twice Wounded
McGimpsey Julius Newtownards Private 18th Royal Irish Rifles  
McGimpsey William Newtownards Private 13th Royal Irish Rifles Prisoner of War
McGimpsey William Newtownards Private 9th Royal Irish Rifles  
McGreechan Daniel Newtownards Private 20th Royal Irish Rifles  
McGreechan John Newtownards Lance-Corporal 4th Royal Irish Rifles  
McGreechan R. J. Newtownards Lance-Corporal 4th Royal Irish Rifles  
McMaster William Newtownards Private 18th Royal Irish Rifles  
Major   David Newtownards Private 16th Royal Irish Rifles  
Menagh Andrew Newtownards Private 18th Royal Irish Rifles  
Millar William Newtownards Private 8th Royal Irish Rifles Died of Wounds 
Montgomery John Newtownards Private 9th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers  
Montgomery Samuel Newtownards Private 15th Royal Irish Rifles  
Moore James Newtownards Private 10th Royal Irish Rifles  
Murphy Herbert Newtownards Pioneer Royal Engineers  
O’Lone John Loughries Regt. Q.M. Sergt. Royal Irish Rifles Re-enlisted at outbreak of War at age 73 years
O’Lone Robert James Loughries Captain 2nd Royal Irish Rifles MID Killed in Action
O’Lone William Percy Loughries Captain 2nd Royal Irish Rifles DCM Killed in Action
Orr Hamilton Loughries Captain 18th Royal Irish Rifles  
Orr Thomas Loughries Lieutenant North Irish Horse  
O’Prey Henry Loughries Gunner Royal Marine Artillery  
Parkes Fred Loughries Private 14th Royal Irish Rifles Killed in Action 
Patterson Alex. Drumkirk 1st Class Mechanic Royal Air Force  
Purdy Hugh Drumkirk Corporal R.F.A.  
Purdy James Drumkirk Private R.A.M.C.  
Quinn Thomas Killearn Private 13th Royal Irish Rifles Killed in Action 
Quinn William Newtownards Private 13th Royal Irish Rifles  
Robinson Samuel Newtownards Private 19th Royal Irish Rifles  
Scott J. A. Newtownards Trooper North Irish Horse  
Simpson William Newtownards Lance-Corporal 13th Royal Irish Rifles Killed in Action 
Skimmon Alex. Newtownards Private Royal Engineers Wounded. Awarded Croix-de-Guerre
Sloane Zena Newtownards Lieutenant Royal Engineers  
Smith James Newtownards Private 13th Royal Irish Rifles Killed in Action 
Spiers H. Newtownards Private 2nd Scots Guards  
Stevenson James  Newtownards Private 4th Royal Irish Rifles Killed in Action 
Stevenson William Newtownards Private 18th Royal Irish Rifles  
Stewart James Newtownards Driver Army Service Corps  
Thompson David John Newtownards Lance-Corporal 13th Royal Irish Rifles Killed in Action
Thompson W. J. Newtownards Corporal 13th Royal Irish Rifles Killed in Action
Wilson William Newtownards Bombadier R.F. Artillery  
Wright Alfred James The Manse, N’Ards Lieutenant 9th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers  
Wright Matthew John The Manse, N’Ards 2nd Lieutenant 14th Royal Irish Rifles Killed in Action
Wright R. P. Maxwell The Manse, N’Ards Lieutenant Royal Engineers  
Wright Willian M. The Manse, N’Ards Captain 13th Royal Irish Rifles Wounded
COLONIAL FORCES     
Apperson James 81 South Street Lieutenant 8th Canadians M.C.; Wounded
Brown C. S. Newtownards Gunner 2nd African F.A.  
Colville R. J. Newtownards Private 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade  
Ferguson Francis Newtownards Private 24th Canadians Wounded
Francis James Newtownards Private 7th Canadians  
Jamison Samuel Newtownards Private 2nd New Zealanders Wounded 3 times
Major Robert Newtownards Lance-Corporal 32nd Canadians  
McGimpsey David East Street Private 15th Batt. A.E.F. Prisoner of War
McGimpsey James C. East Street Private 8th Canadians Killed in Action
Patterson William Drumkirk Private 1st S.A. Inf.  
Scott Robert Newtownards Private 4th Canadians  
Scott Samuel Newtownards Saddler 1st Canadians  
Scott William F. 69 South Street Private 1st S.A. Inf. Wounded

SECOND WORLD WAR

First Presby N'ards SWW 3

KILLED IN ACTION

Clarke R

Gibson J M

Graham J T

Kirk T L

SERVED

Adair W R Cargo J Ferguson J D Mahood W R Ritchie R J
Adair W W Crothers W Foster J A Mayne J D Sloan J A
Adans A Dempster D Fulton J Mayne R B Thompson M
Amberson W J Dickson S M Gilfillan H M Miskelly R Todd H
Black H M Donaldson H M Graham E Mccartney J M Warden R J
Black J Erwin T O Graham R W McClements J G  
Boyd W M Evans G Hegins J McCutcheon H B Alexander Mabel
Brett S Evans W J Jardine A T McGivern H L Ferguson Margaret E
Byers J A Faiers J Kenny J M McMorran J P Mayne Frances E
Cargo H Ferguson C Magreechan R J Orr A L McCartney Agnes

First Presby N'ards SWW 4

This window was presented by the Ards and North Down ex-service veterans association in memory of those from Ards and North Down who made the supreme sacrifice in the Second World War and during the recent years of conflict in Northern Ireland.

The main theme of the window is Hope and Immortality through Faith.  The tree symbolizes Faith and Eternal Life.  Its three main leafy areas are symbolic of the Holy Trinity and the three elements of man – body, soul and spirit, as are the three baby pelicans nesting at the top of the tree.

The mother pelican is feeding her young with her own life blood symbolizing the Atonement – the reconciliation of God and man by means of the life, suffering and death of Jesus Christ.  She dies in order that they may live.  In like manner our Blessed Lord died upon the cross that we may live.

The Rising Sun behind the pelicans symbolizes Joy and Hope – a new dawn.

The five Regimental Badges represent those who have lost their lives in the service of their country.  There are five red accents in the background glass and five drops of blood flowing from the pelican’s breast.  These are symbolic of the five wounds of Christ.

The colours within the window symbolize the following:

Amber – divine wisdom, goodness and glory

Green – growth, life and immortality

Blue – truth, faithfulness, wisdom and charity

Violet – penitence, preparation and mourning

Red – love, fervour, holy zeal and martyrdom

 

This window was dedicated on the 20th day of April 1996

By the Reverend Dr. V Dobbin MBE QHC DD

The Chaplain General

 

First Presby N'ards SWW 5

First Presby N'ards SWW 6

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE FROM ARDS AND

NORTH DOWN WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE SECOND

WORLD WAR AND DURING THE RECENT YEARS OF CONFLICT IN

NORTHERN IRELAND 20TH APRIL 1996