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ULSTER TOWER MEMORIAL

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Built by public subscription, the Ulster Memorial Tower was unveiled on the 19th November 1921 by Field-Marshall Sir Henry Wilson.

The Memorial is erected on the site of the famous attack of the 36th (Ulster) Division on the 1st July 1916. The Tower stands some 70 feet at its tallest point and is a lasting tribute to the men of Ulster who gave their lives during the Great War.

The Tower itself is a replica of a well known Ulster landmark, Helen's Tower, which stands on the Dufferin and Ava Estate at Clandeboye, County Down. It was in the shadow oh Helen's Tower that the men of the newly formed Ulster Division drilled and trained. For many of the men of this Division the distinctive sight of Helen's Tower rising above the surrounding countryside was one of their last abiding memories of home before their departure for the Western front.

36th (ULSTER) DIVISION

107th BRIGADE

473 names

8th Royal Irish Rifles

149 names

9th Royal Irish Rifles

107 names

10th Royal Irish Rifles

117 names

15th Royal Irish Rifles

90 names

107th Machine Gun Company

10 names

107th Trench Mortar Battery

No fatal casualties

108th BRIGADE

855 names

11th Royal Irish Rifles

162 names

12th Royal Irish Rifles

158 names

13th Royal Irish Rifles

262 names

9th Royal Irish Fusiliers

248 names

108th Machine Gun Company

25 names

108th Trench Mortar Battery

No fatal casualties

109th BRIGADE

756 names

9th Royal Inniskilling Fus.

248 names

10th Royal Inniskilling Fus.

140 names

11th Royal Inniskilling Fus.

243 names

14th Royal Irish Rifles

96 names

109th Machine Gun Company

29 names

109th Trench Mortar Battery

4 names

PIONEERS

16th Royal Irish Rifles

23 names

 

ARTILLERY

19 names

Field Artillery

12 names

CLIII Brigade

3 names

CLIV Brigade

3 names

CLXXII Brigade

5 names

CLXXIII Brigade

1 name

A Battery

B Battery

C Battery

D (Howitzers) Battery

 

A Battery

B Battery

C Battery

 

A Battery

B Battery

C Battery

D (Howitzers) Battery

A Battery

B Battery

C Battery

D (Howitzers) Battery

Trench Mortar Batteries

6 names

Medium

Heavy

X36

3 names

Y36

No fatal casualties

Z36

No fatal casualties

V36

3 names

36th Divisional Ammunition Column

1 name

 

ROYAL ENGINEERS

21 names

121st Field Company

4 names

122nd Field Company

5 names

150th Field Company

12 names

36th Divisional Signal Coy

No fatal casualty

 

ARMY SERVICE CORPS

36th Divisional Train

251st H.T. Coy

252nd H.T. Coy

253rd H.T. Coy

254th H.T. Coy

 

ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS

108th Field Ambulance

No fatal casualty

109th Field Ambulance

2 names

110th Field Ambulance

No fatal casualty

76th Sanitary Section

 

ARMY VETERINARY CORPS

48th Mobile Veterinary Section

 

OPERATIONS OF THE 36th (Ulster) DIVISION - SOMME 1916

1st July : Attack of Schwaben Redoubt and on the North bank of the Ancre River.