New website commemorating Lisburn and District’s First World War Dead

In marking the ongoing centenary of the Great War (1914-18) the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum, in conjunction with local researcher Pat Geary, have launched a free dedicated website (www.Lisburn-and-the-great-war.com) detailing the men from Lisburn and the wider district (from Aghalee to Dunmurry, Hillsborough to Glenavy, Moira, Dromara and Drumbo) who fought and died in the conflict.

Over thirty years in the making, the database has grown out of a school project in the late 1980s started by Pat in his capacity as a history teacher at Friends’ School Lisburn.  At present the website lists over 900 men and women from Lisburn and district, detailing where they enlisted and fought, how they died and where they are commemorated, and there are further plans to add additional information on survivors as well as pictures and archival material from the museum’s collection.

If you have research query, or further information to add, please visit the Contact Page at www.Lisburn-and-the-great-war.com.