Sunday, September 18, 2016

"A Call from the Trenches to the Shirkers" – Ballywalter, 20-11-1915

This poem appeared in the Newtownards Chronicle. With thanks to Mark Anderson for permission to post it here. It featured in the book The Great War and Its Legacy; A History of Loughries True Blues LOL 1948 which I had the privilege of designing with Mark, an which was launched at the Somme Heritage Centre in the spring of this year. Loughries is a rural area on the peninsula side of Newtownards. 10 men from the lodge served in the Great War, the two men on the cove, Samuel Hutchinson and William Lowry, both survived. Some copies might still be available

A Call from the Trenches to the Shirkers  Poem  Anonymous Ballywalter  NC 20 11 1915

Loughries Cover HR