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History of Islandmagee
by Dixon Donaldson 1927
(this is NOT all of the book, just the photos, names mentioned and hearth rolls etc.)

STREET DIRECTORIES TRANSCRIBED
1805 - 1806 - 1807 - 1808 - 1819 - 1843 - 1852 - 1861 - 1868 - 1877 - 1880 - 1890 - 1894
1901 - 1907 - 1908 - 1909 - 1910 - 1912 - 1918 - 1924 - 1932 - 1939 - 1943 - 1951 - 1960
1913 Tel. directory    1824 Pigots (Belfast)  &  (Bangor)   1894 Waterford Directory
1898 Newry Directory      Bangor Spectator Directory 1970

To the Memory of The Most Upright Man I Have Ever Known, My Father

Yours truly, Dixon Donaldson, Dunoon, Islandmagee, 1st July 1927

The Rocking Stone                                          The Kempe Stone

The Gobbins Cliff Path, neat Whitehead                                         Whitehead                   

Contents

PREFACE: The most of the material for the following History of my native Parish has been in my hands for many years, and I was induced to seize the opportunity of publishing it as serial articles, under the pen-name Ben Magee, in "The Whitehead News and Ballycarry and Islandmagee Reporter," which made its first appearance in the spring of last year.  The interest in our local history and traditions, aroused by these articles, has encouraged the writer and the publishers to issue them in the more permanent form now offered to the public.  From time to time the original notes have been added to or corrected as means arose, and every reasonable care, it is hoped, has been taken to avoid palpable errors or misrepresentation, and to point out what is doubtful or unreliable.  In dealing with matters that, in point of time, touch the beginning of the present aged generation, I have received cheerful and ready assistance from many elderly friends, without whose help much interesting information would have been omitted.  Many of the traditional notes I owe to a dear old aunt, the late Jane Donaldson (Mrs. Thomas Bell Hawthorne), and to the memoranda taken from my grandfather, Robert Donaldson, (born 1789, died 1885).  Care has been taken throughout the work to indicate the sources and authorities used for historical references and extracts.  In an especial manner I am indebted to the following who have not been acknowledged elsewhere:-

     The Rev. Canon Swanzy, of Newry, for supplying particulars relating to the Rectors and Permanent Curates of St. John's Church.
     Miss Craig, of the Presbyterian Historical Society; Mr. Goldsbrough, of the Belfast Public Library; and Mr. Burgoyne, of the Linen Hall Library, for access to volumes and records not otherwise within my reach.
     And to J. Culloden Pinkerton, Esq., Jordanstown, for research work he did on my behalf, and extracts from the files of the Belfast Press.
     In conclusion I wish to acknowledge the generous help I received at all times from the late Francis Joseph Bigger, M.A., M.R.I.A.  He first suggested my attempting such a History; and for a great many years he was, I may truly say, my guide and counsellor on all occasions when I choose to consult him upon the subject. - Dixon Donaldson

INTRODUCTION: Few, if any, countryside parishes in Northern Ireland possess such a store of material for historical and antiquarian notice as Islandmagee.  Far away in the obscurity of tradition and legend, in times contemporaneous with the story of the patriarchs, we find references made to it in the ancient annals for which Ireland is so justly celebrated.  For many centuries following the mission of St. Patrick, Islandmagee seems to have been the chosen haunt of small ecclesiastical communities, schools, and colleges.  In these days, it was most desirable that secluded, yet fertile spots should be chosen by the early Christian communities for the cultivation of religious and scholastic knowledge.  Such seclusion was not only necessary for the undisturbed and devout exercises of their religion, it was an absolute condition of providing for their material safety from the marauding bands that, in those times, scoured the country, and existed on the proceeds of pillage from their more civilised and industrious neighbours.  The district, too, provides an attractive field of exploration for the naturalist.  Its fauna and flora comprehend a rich representation of the types common to County Antrim, as well as a number of rarer species; while few sections in the N.-E. area, within similar bounds, present a finer series of geological formations; these belong to the Triassic, Liassic, Cretaceous, and Tertiary systems, all easily accessible, and abundantly rich in "Footprints of the Creator."  Remnants of folk-lore may7 still be found extant, but with the passing of the last generation many tales and songs of olden days have been lost.  Stories of the "wee folk" and of witchcraft, of smuggler and croppy, of massacre and shipwreck, enlivened the drab winter "fore-suppers" of our grandfathers.  As a holiday and health-giving resort, Islandmagee would be hard to beat for those who desire quiet relaxation from city life without the oppression of dullness.  Several associations for the promotion of social amenities and sport have lately been launched, and contribute in an acceptable manner to the popularising of the place as a summer rendezvous.  Although it was a familiar saying, within the memory of the present generation, that to go out of the world you must go to Islandmagee, yet we find the following advertisement in the "Northern Star" of 25th April, 1796:-
"To be Let - During the Bathing season, A neat cabin consisting of two complete furnished Rooms, pleasantly situated on Brown's Bay, in Isle Magee, within a mile of the Curran of Larne, and adjoining Mr. Boyle's.  The bottom is white sand and the strength of the water is equal, if not superior, to most other places.- Apply to Mr. James Smilie, Larne; or to Robert Orr, Isle Magee, who will furnish any provision necessary."

ARTICLE IV (Names of Townlands)


Druid's Altar                                                                  The Moat

Knowehead, Front View                                                   Knowehead, Rear View      
                                                                                    Theatre of the reputed Visitation of Witches in 1711

"Whitehouse" Site of an Early Church. The Residence of Rev. James Dunbar, and afterwards of the Rev. William Holmes

ARTICLE XIII - Hearth Money Roll of 1669

It should not be understood that the names of all the families residing at the time in Islandmagee are given in the following roll.  As the Hearth-tax was levied only on those whose holdings were assessed for Church tithes and poor-rates there would be, doubtless, many small holders and labourers whose names do not appear therein.  In several of the names of the townlands a slight difference may be observed in the form of spelling from that in use at the present time, but all are easily recognisable; and, with the exception of the latter part of Temple Juan (Templefin) and Molocke Abby (Mullaghboy) there is no difference in the signification of the forms ??ed.
UPPER PART OF ISLANDMAGEE

Castleton - James McCollohan, constable, Robert Brice, Esq.; Robert Kennly, John Kid, Walter Browne, James Gibson, Wid Mcffarran, Wid McLaughlan, John Porter
Temple-Juan - Wm. Mayfield, Peter Hill, John Brinan, Wid McMaster, Wid Miller, Gilbert Mcffading, Thomas Donaldson, Anthony Clouge, Thomas McIlveahatt (?), Gilbert Thompson, Gilbert McKellaghan
Ballytreder - Widdy McEloagh, Gilbert Boyd, David Boyd, John Wilson, James Boyd, John McAllexander
Molockdoo - Patrick Galloway, John McElwaine, Michaell McIlery, Thomas Ramsey
Ballykeele - Wm. Steenson, John Willey, John Hill, sen., John Hill, jun., John Hill, John Wilson
Granshockbeg - Gilbert Hill, Thomas Hill, John Hill, Gilbert Wilson, Robert Donaldson, Wid Wilson, Gilbert Ostreane, James Hurior, Wid McDowell, Pat Wilson, Wid Hill
Granshockmore - Robert Hamilton, David Logan, Alex. McCurd, Pat Hill, David Hill, George Davidson, Wm. McAllexander, Thos. Ekin, Thos. Orr
Balloo - Peter Hill, John Crafford, John McCamont, Pat McCamont, senior, Pat McCamont junior, John McNelly, Arch Templeton
Ballinedrock - David Streyon, William Kennedy, Andr. Magee, Andr. Camble, ffinly? Camble, John McCargar, Andrew Eccleston
Ballaherey - Allex. Page, John Foster, James Louder, John Gilmore, Gilbert McCadam, John McSkinkin, Wm. Martine, John Martine
Kilcoanmore - John Mcffadin, John McClenn, Widd Donaldson, James Speare, John McKerson, Pat Crossan, John Camble
Kilcoanbegg - Thomas Mcffadin, Robert Presley, John Smiley, Edward Crookes, Arch Donnell, James Crane, John Caimble, Andrew Baxter

THE LOWER LIBERTY OF ISLANDMAGEE

Ballymoney - Andrew Man, Hugh Donaldson, John Gream, John Goardon
Molocke Abby - Pat Lock, Anthony Haythorn, Wid Lock, John McElwain, Allex. ffined, Wm. Armore, Pat Camble, Robert Boyd, Andr. McElwean
Portmucke - Capt. James McCullagh, Wm. Mullykan, James Kennedy, Widd Bruise
Ballyprearbeg - Archbold Kell, John Kell, Widdy Wilson, Wm. Wilson, John Wilson, James Boyd, John McAllexander
Dundressan - John McCullagh, James Nelson, William David, Widd Silleyman
Ballyprearmore - James Browne, Thomas Templeton, ffinley Rouse, James Goudey, Hugh Holmes, John McQuilliam
Ballycronanbeg - Wm. Wilson, Robert Wilson, Allin Griffin, John Boyd, Thomas Barthly, John Clearke, James McConnell, John Bartly, Wm. Boyd
Ballytobber - John Kennedy, John Younge, Quinton Mann, John Mann, Pat McCadricke, John ffoster, John Templeton
Carnspindle - John Begs, Oughtre McCree, Wm. Stenart, James Miskimmin, Jennet Cloughran, John Wilson, Samuel Mitchell
Ballydowne - Robert Browne, junior; Andrew Carrell, Robert Browne, senior; Thomas Gillis
Ballylemford - John Boyd, James ffeary, Arch Bowle, Wid Gillis, John Miller, Pat Boyd, John Gamble

It is interesting to note that in only three out of the twenty-four townlands in the above record are there any representative descendants of the families of 1669 to be found to-day.  There are the Campbells of Ballymulldrough, the Hills of Ballykeel and Gransha, and Wilson of Gransha.  Not more than twenty-four of the family names altogether have been preserved out the one hundred and sixty seven given in the Roll.  Several which became extinct in the last century are still preserved by the recollection of family relationship, or association with places - such are Logan, Gillis, Smiley, McCullough, McAdam, Bowle (Boyle), Baxter, Lock, Gordon, Davison, McCargo and McKinlay.  But at least half of the names have disappeared during the lapse of time, and a large proportion of the residents of to-day are the descendants of the later settlers.

ARTICLE XV The Islandmagee Witches

ARTICLE XVI (Relating to the Eighteenth Century)
                            
           Tornado                      Lands and Tenants             Members of the Congregation

Roll of Pupils 1826 - 1831

The Great War - In Memoriam - Pro Patria Mortui

It has not been found possible to enlarge upon the story of service and sacrifice that stands to the credit of Islandmagee in this brief notice.  Over 200 men and boys served, in one capacity or another, at sea throughout the period of the Great War.  Most of these were attached to the Mercantile Marine; a number saw more active duty on special services under the Admiralty, and several had the honour of being in action on H.M. Ships in various encounters with the enemy fleets in the North Sea and elsewhere.  The dogged perseverance of the British Mercantile Marine has been acknowledged as not the least of the causes that contributed to the ultimate triumph of the Allies.  Many hair-breadth escapes can be told by survivors of shipwreck by mine or submarine, but the details of such incidents would be beyond the scope of the present work.  Of about twenty-five who responded to the call to join the Army, sixteen, at least, are known to have made the supreme sacrifice on the battle-front, or to have subsequently died from wounds received in action, or disease contracted during service.  As far as it has been found possible to get information, the following list is compiled to the memory of those who gave their lives for King and Country.

Browne, John - age 39, Master of s.s. "Strathnearn," which was sunk by enemy submarine on the 12th or 13th June, 1915, on passage from Cardiff to Archangel, after making several successful runs with ammunition from North America.  Son of the late Thomas and Mary brown (nee McKee), of Loughford House; and husband of Lizzie Browne (Morton), Knock, Belfast; brother of William Browne, Loughford House, Islandmagee

Busby, James - age 32, Master of s.s. "Buffalo." Ship sunk by mine or torpedo on passage from Ayr to Dundalk, on 13th September, 1918.  Son of John Connolly and Isabella Busby (Colville), of Kilcoan; husband of Margaret Wilson, Whitehouse (Kilcoan)

Busby, Samuel - age 26. Mate of s.s. "Buffalo." Brother of the foregoing, and lost on the same occasion. Husband of Anna Matilda Quaite, Gransha

Caldwell, Samuel - Master Mariner. Age 40. Second officer, s.s. "Teelin Head," sunk by mine or torpedo on voyage from Belfast to France, on 21st January, 1918. Husband of Mary Davison, Ballykeel

Cameron, James - Age 32. Fireman, s.s. "Bray Head," shelled by submarine in Atlantic Ocean, 14th March, 1917. In boat which perished with part of crew after leaving ship. Son of William and Ann Jane Cameron, of Blackhead (Castletown); husband of Lizzie Brennan, of Carrickfergus.

Cameron, William - Age 27. Fireman, s.s. "Glen Sheik," sunk by mind or torpedo in English Channel, 18th December, 1917. Brother of the foregoing, and husband of Rachel Haggan, of Carrickfergus

Creswell, John Leonard - Age 23. Chief engineer, s.s. "Huntsmoor," sunk by mine or torpedo in the English Channel, 20th February, 1918.  Son of the late William Creswell, Kirkliston Drive, Belfast, and Eliza Jane Creswell (Thompson), of Islandmagee

Dick, William - Age 31. A.B., s.s. "Daleby," sunk by submarine action in the Irish Sea, 29th April, 1917. Son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Dick, Mullaghboy; brother of Mrs. Hugh Wilson, Ballymuldrough, with whom he resided

Donald, Edward - Age 25. A.B., H.M.T. "Adriatic," lost by enemy action in November, 1916. Son of Robert Henry and Mary Donald (Dick), Ballymoney; husband of Jessie Smith, Kilcoan

Donald, Hugh - Age 25. A.B., s.s. "Nyanza," torpedoed in North Channel (position about ten miles opposite the residence of his parents), on 29th September, 1918. Brother of the foregoing, and husband of Alice Elizabeth Donald, of Cardiff

Donnell, John - Age 26. Pte. R.I. Fusiliers, Machine Gun Section. Killed at Cambrai, 24th January, 1918. Son of Patrick and Annie Donnell, Templefin; and husband of Mary Wallace. Interred in Bt. Cemetery, St. Emly Valley, France

Duff, James - Age 25. A.B., s.s. "Teelin Head," sunk by mine or torpedo on voyage from Belfast to France, on 21st January, 1918. Son of James and Elizabeth Duff (Wilson), Pebble Cottage, Ballykeel

Donleavy, William Stephen - Age 26. A.B., H.M.T. "Bendigo," ex "Ben Lomond," sunk by submarine action off Kinsale on 7th July, 1918. Son of the late George and Cathleen Donleavy, Ferris' Point Lighthouse, and Ballylumford Cottage. Brother of Mrs. Barlowe, 24 Station Road, Larne

Ferguson, George - Age 35. Leading-Signaller, R.N.R. Called up on the out-break of war. A volunteer on the landing expedition to Antwerp. Taken prisoner, and interned for the duration of hostilities. In returning home his constitution was found to have suffered from confinement. After a rest he rejoined the Merchant Service, but health gave way and he was put into hospital at Wellington, N.Z., from whence he was sent to Greenwich Naval Hospital, where he died on the 13th January, 1922. Interred at Shooters' Hill Cemetery with Military Honours. Son of John Ferguson (master mariner), and the late Jenny Ferguson (nee Kane)

Hanvey, John - Age 25. L/c. 12th Batt. R.I.R. Killed at battle of the Somme, 1st July, 1916. Son of the late William and of Agnes Hanvey (McKay), Erection Cottage, Ballyharry

Hawthorne, James - Age 30. Chief steward, M.F.A. "Whitehead." Killed in action with submarine in Mediterranean, 15th October, 1917. Son of John and Susan Hawthorne, Channel View, Mullaghdubh

Hill, Nelson - Age 22. A.B., H.M.T. "Donegal," sunk by enemy action in English Channel, 17th April, 1917. Son of the late Thomas and Mary Hill (Ross) Bogside

Hill, William - Age 39. Pte. Australian I. Force. Died, from the result of wounds received in action, at Sydney, N.S.W., on 21st April, 1919. Son of the late William and Mary Hill, Knowehead; husband of Alice Black

Hill, Samuel George - Lieut. R.N.V.R. Killed in action in the Adriatic Sea on 12th April, 1917. Interred in the British Cemetery at Taranto. Son of the late Thomas Hill, formerly of Hillhead, Mullaghdubh; husband of Evelyn Sturgeon Mills. The last of the male line of the Hill family of Hillhead, Mullaghdubh

Hill, James - Age 27. A.B. on M.F.A. "Divis," attached to the Grand Fleet. Died in hospital at Rosyth Naval base on 28th November, 1918. Son of John and Margaret Hill (Mann), Hillsport

Hoy, John Curry - Age 41. Master of the s.s. "Bray Head." Ship shelled and sunk by submarine in the Atlantic, 580 miles west of Blasket Islands (Co. Kerry) on 14th Marsh, 1917. Son of the late Joseph and Mary Isabel Hoy (McLarnon), and brother of the Misses Hoy, Port Davey. Husband of Margaret Brown Gibb, since deceased; survived by one son, now an apprentice on s.s. "Rathlin Head," and a daughter, who reside with their relatives at Port Davey - The s.s. "Bray Head" was on voyage from St. John's, N.B., to the U.K., and was attacked on Wednesday evening of the date mentioned, at 6-30 o'clock. The only gun carried by the ship was a three-pounder, in charge of two marines, but Captain Hoy personally took charge and served the piece until the ammunition failed. The action lasted for two hours, when it was found the ship was on fire; and following a destructive explosion, officers and crew, numbering thirty-eight, took to the two life-boats and stood by until the ship went down. Making a course for the Irish coast, the boats kept in touch with each other until, on the second night, during a rising wind and sea, they became separated, and the captain's, with its complement of nineteen men, appears to have foundered, as it never afterwards has heard of. Besides the master of the ship, three others belonging to Islandmagee were lost in the ill-fated boat. The other boat, in charge of the chief officer, was picked up by the light cruiser "Adventure," on the following Sunday morning, after drifting and sailing for almost four days, and landed at Galway. Two of the occupants of this boat had died from exposure. Amongst the survivors were the 3rd officer, William Henderson, of Cloghfin; and the boatswain, William Wilson, of Mullaghdubh.

Jackson, John McCalmont - Age 22. Pte. 25th Batt. Australia I. Force. Killed in France on 11th January, 1918. Son of James Jackson (master mariner), Gransha, and his first wife, Esther Hill

Jackson, James - Age 35. Pte. N.Z.E.F., in France. Severely wounded and gassed, from the result of which he died in the Military Hospital, Wellington, N.Z., on the 11th June, 1927. A brother of the foregoing.

Johnston, Alexander - Age 16. A.B., s.s. "War Clover," lost by enemy action in the Mediterranean, on 19th October, 1917. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Johnston (Holmes), Maple Cottage, Ballykeel, and the late George Johnston. (see nest entry)

Johnston, George - Age 47. Seaman. Accidentally drowned at Drogheda on 15th April, 1915. Son of the late William and Mary Johnston, Copeland View; husband of Elizabeth Johnston (Holmes) Maple Cottage, Ballykeel. Father of the foregoing

Jones, John - Age 34. Fireman, s.s. "Teelin Head," sunk by mine or torpedo on voyage from Belfast to France on 21st January, 1918. Son of Mrs. Mary Jones, Ballymoney, and the late Andrew Jones

Kane, James Macaulay - Age 19. 4th officer, s.s. "Bray Head," sunk by submarine action in the Atlantic, on 15th March, 1917; in boat which foundered after leaving the ship. Son of John Kane (master mariner), "The Heughs," Mullaghdubh, and the late Kate Kane (nee Macauley). Grandson of Mrs. Sarah J. Macauley, Thornhill, Mullaghdubh, with whom he resided

Kerr, David - Age 36. L/c. 18th R.I.R. Died in military hospital, Boulogne, on 17th December, 1916. Son of David and Mary A. Kerr (McCalmont), "Vohmar," Mullaghboy

McCalmont, Alexander - Age 31. N.C.O., 18th Batt. Canadians. Died in hospital at Boulogne, from wounds received in action, 11th June, 1918. Son of Alexander McCalmont, Portmuck, and the late Eliza Jane McCalmont (Colville); husband of Rose McCalmont (nee McManus), of Thamesville, Ontario, Canada

McCafferty, Thomas - Pte. 12th R.I.R. (Ulster Division). Killed in action at the Somme, 1st July, 1916. Husband of Annie McCafferty, Drumgurland

Macaulay, Robert - Age 43. Master of H.M.T. "Glenarm Head,"  torpedoed in the English Channel, 20 miles E.S.E. of Ower's Lightship, on 5th January, 1918. Captain Macauley remained alone on the bridge of the sinking ship after ordering the officers and crew to the boats. On seeing these safely launched and waiting alongside, he was about to leave his post when an explosion took place, taking ship and captain to their doom. Son of Mrs. Sarah Jane Macauley (nee Johnston) and the late James Macauley; husband of Margaret Jane Matier, of "Thornhill," Mullaghdubh. Left six boys

Macready, Oscar - Age 21. Captain, 16th Batt. (Pioneers) R.I.R. (Ulster Division) Killed at Bapaume on 2nd December, 1917. Interred at Grevillers Cemetery, near Bapaume. Twice mentioned in Dispatches for heroic services. Son of the Rev. H. H. and Mrs. Macready, The Manse. Left a widow and one boy

McKay, Hugh - Age 42. Quarter Master on s.s. H.M.T. "Polandia," lost, supposed by mine or torpedo, on 10th March, 1917, on voyage from Birkenhead to Cherburg. Son of the late Andrew and Eliza McKay (Barron) of "Ferndene," Kilcoan

McKay, William - Age 47. Chief engineer, s.s. "Sallagh," killed by gun-fire from submarine, off Bardsey Island (Wales), on 10th February, 1917. Son of William and Jennie McKay (Wright), "New Church," and husband of Margaret Jane Jackson, Erection Cottage, Ballyharry

McLarnon, Patrick - Age 36. Boatswain, s.s. "War Clover," torpedoed off Bizarte, Mediterranean Sea, on 19th December, 1917. Formerly of Cloghfin, Islandmagee. Husband of Catherine McLarnon, Adelaide Avenue, Whitehead

McMaster, John - Age 17. Seaman, s.s. "Innishowen Head," torpedoed in Bristol Channel on 14th February, 1917. The officers and crew had time to man the boats in safety, the only casualty occurring through the ship lurching as this young lad dropped down the "davit-fall" to reach his shipmates waiting in the boat below. Son of William McMaster (master mariner) and his wife, Jane Ross Jackson, Pointview House, Gransha

Mawhinney, Andrew - Age 18. L/c. Irish Guards. Killed at Ypres on 31st July, 1917. Son of the late William and Abby Mawhinney (Orr), of Ballypriormore

Nicol, Thomas Falconer - Age 23. Pte. 2nd H.L.I. Killed at Richburg on 18th May, 1915. Son of James and Agnes Nicol, of Knowehead House, Kilcoan

Nicholson, John - Cpl., 9th Army Cyclist Corps. Killed in action at Loos, on 27th September, 1915. Only son of John Nicholson, printer, Church Lane, Belfast. Husband of Margaret Duff, Gransha. Had resided at Islandmagee some years before joining the Colours

Ross, George - Age 31. Chief officer, s.s. "Teelin Head," torpedoed in the English Channel on 21st January, 1918. Son of Mrs. Mary Ross and the late Robert Ross, formerly of Gransha, Islandmagee. Husband of Eva McKee, Woodvale Avenue, Belfast. Brother of Mrs. Samuel Shanks, Redhall

Ross, John - Age 35. Lc.-Cpl., 1st London Regiment. Killed in action near Arras on 28th Marsh, 1918. Son of Robert and Mary Jane Ross, Ballymoney, Islandmagee

Ross, William Samuel Baird - Age 23. Second-Lieutenant, 15th Batt. (N. Belfast) R.I. Rifles. Fell leading his men against an attack of the enemy at St. Quentin on the 21st March, 1918. Son of James Ross (retired ship-master), and his wife Rebecca G. Baird, Gainsborough Drive, Belfast, and formerly of Portmuck, Islandmagee, where the subject of the memoir was born

Steele, Robert George - Age 43. Lieut. R.N.R. In command of H.M.T. "Polandia," sunk by mine or enemy action on voyage from Birkenhead to Cherburg, France, on 12th March, 1917. Son of the late Samuel Steele, Belfast, and his wife Anna Hill, formerly of Hillhead, Mullaghdubh. Brother of Miss Lily Steele, Mountpleasant, Kilnton Lane, and of Samuel Steele, Millbrook. Husband of Lilian Smith, Dublin

Steele, William Hancock - Age 37. Master of the London Missionary Society's vessel, "John Williams." Attacked by German raiders in the South Seas in December, 1914. After exciting and clever manouvering to escape from the enemy, Captain Steele succeeded in getting assistance, "in the nick of time," by the use of the wireless installation on board his ship, with which he had equipped it shortly before at his own cost and presented to the Society. On reaching Sydney he was found to have broken down from the result of strain and exhaustion and was removed from his ship to hospital, where he succumbed to an attack of pneumonia on 14th January, 1915. A brother of the foregoing, and husband of Daisy Johnston, Sydney, N.S.W.

Stewart, Albert Davision (Davison) - Age 16. O.S., s.s. "Bray Head," which was shelled and sunk by shell-fire from submarine in the Atlantic on 14th March, 1917. Lost with the life-boat containing Captain Hoy and eighteen of the crew after leaving ship. Son of George Kane Stewart and his wife, Agnes Davison, Mullaghdubh

Wilson, John - Age 17. Private 6th North Hants Regiment. Killed in action, France, on 18th April, 1918. Grandson of Marshall and Margaret Wilson, of Millbay

Wilson, William Johnston - Age 26. 2nd officer on M.F.A. "Argus," lost, supposed by submarine attack, on voyage from U.K. to Archangel, on 22nd October, 1917. Son of Hugh Wilson, Ballymulldrough, and his first wife, Ellen Johnston. Brother of Mrs. Thomas Hill, Ballykeel, with whom he resided

Woodside, David - Age 24. Leading stoker H.M.S. "Bacchante." Accidentally killed while coaling ship at Alexandra on Armistice Day. Son of the late James and Sarah Woodside, of Ballykeel, Brother of the following

Woodside, Thomas - Age 32. R.N.R., one of the crew which perished by the capsizing of H.M.S. "Fisgard" off Portland Point, on 17th September, 1914. (The first to lose his life in was service from this district). Son of the late James and Sarah Woodside, of Ballykeel, and brother of the foregoing

Wright, James - Age 37. Pte. 2nd Batt. Irish Guards. Killed in action in France on 9th February, 1916. Son of the late Robert and Mrs. Wright, Whitey's Hill; husband of Isabella Wright, Magheramorne, formerly of Islandmagee

FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH

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