Monday, 7 July 2008

The Diamond War Memorial Project

Here's a quick plug for a worthy project back in my native land. The Diamond War Memorial Project is a labour of love from Londonderry based historian Trevor Temple, who has spent years researching the names of those listed on the city's war memorial. The site states its aims as follows:

The aims of the Project are to investigate the stories of the lives and deaths of the many people, from the Derry/Londonderry area, who died as result of World War 1 (1914-1918) and also to pass on all this information to as many people as possible throughout the world.

Although 756 names, of Nationalists as well as Unionists, are on the plinths at the Diamond War Memorial in the city centre, Trevor has discovered approximately 400 more names which have been overlooked. In the project’s initial publication, The Diamond War Memorial Commemorative Diary (2008), which commemorates the 90th Anniversary of the ending of The Great War (11.11.1918), the names of almost 1200 soldiers are documented.

A few personal stories have been recounted in the Diary, but the volume of information gathered to date meant that it would not have been feasible to catalogue each personal story in a publication. Therefore, as the research is on-going and being updated daily, this website will enable people to access all the facts and also provide an opportunity for them to add more information which will then also be included on the website.

Well worth a look at

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