An event will be held in Derry~Londonderry on Friday December 5 to mark the centenary of men from the local nationalist community who fought in the First World War. 

The event, which is being organised by Derry City Council and the Templemore Great War History Society, will take place in the Tower Museum. 

Seamus Breslin from the Templemore Great War History Society and Trevor Temple, who has worked on the fascinating Diamond War Memorial project, will reflect on the experience of the First World War from both the unionist and nationalist communities. 

Mayor of Derry Councillor Brenda Stevenson said the event was a fitting tribute to the sacrifice made by the men, which has gone unrecognised until now.

'I think that most people would not be aware of the contribution that local nationalists made to the war effort during the First World War,' she said.

'This event will delve further into their individual stories, the reality of war and the changing political situation at home. I would encourage everyone to come along and pay tribute to this forgotten group of men, whose contribution to the war effort has sadly gone unrecognised until now.'

Those attending the event will also have the opportunity to walk to the War Memorial at 3pm where they can lay a wreath to mark the day of their enlistment.

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Event Details


Tower Museum
Union Hall Place
BT48 6LU


Friday, December 5, 2014 - 13:30

Centenary Event

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Seamus Breslin and Trevor Temple reflect on local experiences of First World War