Parks and Open Spaces

Missing Names Project

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War Memorial Larne

In 2017 it was realised that some local soldiers, who died in The Great War, are not honoured on the War Memorial.

Extensive research has discovered 97 additional names.

We are looking for your help to complete our Missing Names Project. (Verified names will be added to the War Memorial by November 2018).

From 9 to 27 April 2018 we are inviting the public to examine the lists of names provided below and advise us if there are any other names that should be considered for inclusion. This consultation deals only with the ‘Fallen’ and is NOT a collection of names for a ‘Roll of Honour’.

The list of names on the memorial can be viewed on this Google document.

The list of newly identified names can be viewed on this Google document.

Set Criteria

For a name to be considered for inclusion it must meet all of the three selection criteria which are listed below.

  1. Those who were born or resided in the Larne Urban District Council area.

    A map of the Larne Town is available in this Google document.   
    Source: In the Parliament of Northern Ireland Session 1930, Larne Urban District Council Bill. Extension of Boundary, present boundary inlined – Red. (PRONI: LA/43/8/JA/48).

    This will be used in conjunction with street names for “Larne Urban” in 1901 Census of Ireland and 1911 Census of Ireland
     
  2. The period for inclusion is between 4 August 1914 – 31 August 1921.
  3. All military personnel qualify including the Mercantile Marine and Nursing Corps.

Should you consider, after looking at the set criteria and the Fallen list, that your forebear is missing from this list, and you wish them to be considered for inclusion on the Larne Urban District Council War Memorial, please complete this online form with as much detail as you can. This will enable History Hub Ulster to verify the name supplied.

The Legal Stuff

Your personal information will be shared between History Hub Ulster and Mid and East Antrim Borough Council and will be used for the purpose of verifying the historical data provided and only used with your consent.  Please be aware that by providing us with the military personnel information you are consenting for this data to be held and used, not only for the purpose set out above, but in future Mid and East Antrim Borough Council publications, websites, presentations or other projects associated with The Great War.

Drop-In Sessions

For those who would prefer to submit their information in person two public drop-in sessions will take place on:

  • Tuesday 17 April, 
  • Saturday 21 April,
  • Tuesday 24 April, and
  • Saturday 28 April 2018

between 10am and 1pm at The Town Hall, Larne.

Verification Sources

Depending on the level and quality of the information provided by members of the public when submitting names (and to ensure that the research is performed to the same level as that carried out by WW1 Research Ireland review of the Larne UDC War Memorial in 2017 and the review of the Ballymena & District War Memorial that started in 2015), the following primary sources will be used to verify whether the names put forward during the public consultation process satisfy the specified criteria:

  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission;
  • Soldiers/Officers Died in the Great War;
  • Ireland’s Memorial Records;
  • Royal Navy & Royal Marines War Graves Register;
  • Royal Naval Division Casualties of the Great War;
  • Register of Soldiers’ Effects;
  • Soldiers Will (as held on National Archives Ireland);
  • Available military records relating to British and Dominion service personnel;
  • Civil registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths; and
  • 1901/1911 Ireland Census returns.

In addition, the following secondary sources will be consulted:

  • Larne in WW1 website
  • David McNeill, local researcher
  • Great War Ulster Newspaper Archives;
  • War Graves Ulster Project records; and
  • War Memorials and Rolls of Honour for local churches

For further information on the project, please contact Paul Mawhinney, Parks Manager on E: paul.mawhinney@midandeastantrim.gov.uk or T: 028 9335 8324