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6 August 1914 : Charles George McConachy, Royal Navy


He was a student of Ballymena Academy.     On 3rd August 1905, while a student of Ballymena Academy, he enlisted into the Royal Navy (Boy service). He was then living at home with his father David, two sisters and younger brother. The McConachy family lived at 5 Kentullagh Terrace in 1901.  On 11th July 1907 his adult service began. He signed up …

Ep. 26 – Beyond the Somme – West Belfast’s Somme service in context – Prof Richard Grayson


Professor Richard Grayson (Goldsmiths, University of London) talks on ‘Beyond the Somme: West Belfast’s Somme service in context’. This was a lecture given at the 2016 Somme conference held by the Antrim and Down WFA branch in October 2016.

Ep. 178 – Irish Recruitment in World War One – Dr Tim Bowman, Dr Michael Wheatley & Dr William Butler


Dr Timothy Bowman, a Reader in modern British military history, University of Kent, Dr William Butler, the Head of Military Records, The National Archives, UK and Dr Michael Wheatley, an independent researcher who writes on early twentieth century Irish politics, talk about their latest book, The Disparity of Sacrifice. This book examines the mi…