Heritage funding for online database for Ballymoney heroes

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A Ballymoney based group has been awarded funding for a new project focusing on men who fought for King and country in the Great War.

This award has enabled Friends of the 36th (North Antrim) to create an online database detailing all Ballymoney heroes killed in action on the Western Front. Work commenced on the project last year and is now available for all to peruse via their website.

“We are pleased to have received the Heritage Lottery Funding and are confident the project will enable all to appreciate the sacrifice that was made as over 350 local men left this area never to return,” said a spokesperson for the group.

“We plan to hold interactive local workshops over the next two years and are pleased to announce our first session in the Ullans Centre on Main Street, Ballymoney on Thursday and Friday, February 27 and 28 from 6pm until 9pm. We are inviting all to come and learn a bit about what life was like and encourage anyone with stories or artefacts to come. Each soldier has their own page and we hope to build on this.”

The database can be viewed at www.36thulster.com. Email admin@36thulster.com or 07775 444266.