This site aims to record the details of all those men and women from the Borough of Carrickfergus who served during the Two World Wars. The blog is a work in progress and is constantly being updated - all the information collected will go towards The Carrickfergus Roll of Honour book which will hopefully be published in 2014.
Today on the 11th of November we remember all those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Today Carrickfergus specifically remembers Rifleman James A Stewart -
8264 - 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles - Born Carrickfergus 1888,
Killed in action in Belgium 11th November 1914.
James was the
husband of Mary Stewart, together they lived in the Commons Milebush
area of Carrickfergus. James was pre-war regular with the 2nd Battalion
R.I.R and was serving on the western front almost from the beginning of
He was killed in fighting around Ypres, Belgium. His body was never recovered, he is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial.
Let us always remember the sacrifice of these brave men even just for a moment #LestWeForget