History of Tullyniskan Parish

Information kindly provided by Margaret Rose

From LDS film 1279325 - History of Tullyniskan Parish

This film contains an interesting history of the Parish along with some family trees, family histories and documents of well-known families, lodge members, those entitled to vote, etc. If I have time next Tuesday, I will try and make a more detailed list of what's on the film.

The parish of Tullyniskan contains the townlands of Aghakinsallagh Glebe, Ballymenagh, Blacktown, Bloomhill Demesne, Coalisland, Creenagh, Cullion, Curran, Derry, Derrywinnin Glebe, Doras, Drumard, Drumey, Drumreagh Etra, Drumreagh Otra, Edendork, Farlough, Glencon, Gortgonis, Gortin, Gortnaskea, Mineveigh, Mullaghmarget, Quintinmanus, Sessia, Stughan, Whitetown, Woodhill.

There are several newspaper cuttings, including the following on the unveiling of a memorial tablet in honour of the men from the parish who served in World War I. I can't read the name of the newspaper, but the date appears to be February 26th, 1921.


Memorial Tablet Unveiled

A mural tablet, inscribed with the names of sixteen men from the Parish of Newmills, who made the supreme sacrifice in the great war, was unveiled in the Newmills Parish Church with befitting solemnity by his Grace the Lord Primate on Sunday afternoon.

The crowded congregation included a detachment of the Special Constabulary, under the command of Captain Maynard. The service opened with the singing of "O God our help in ages past," and evening prayer was recited by Rev. Gordon Scott, M.A. the special lesson was read by Rev. H. Egerton, rector of Donaghmore. The tablet, which was draped with the Union Jack, was then unveiled by his Grace, who offered up the dedicatory prayer, after which the National Anthem was heartily rendered. At the conclusion of his address his Grace said the parish of Newmills had achieved a high record in the war, and both men and women had worked with wonderful self-sacrifice to win the victory.

Seventy-eight men from the parish and district had volunteered and faithfully served their King and country. Sixteen made the supreme sacrifice. Amongst the number was Private Morrow, V.C. He had gained the highest honour it was possible to bestow on any member of the King's Forces, and they were all proud of his achievement. The distinctions included two awards of the D.S.O., while the French Government awarded the Croix de Guerre to two members of the parish. One also received the Military Cross, one the Military Medal, four were mentioned in despatches, and two gained commissions from the ranks. The honours awarded showed the fibre of the men of the Newmills parish.


Newmills Roll of Honour

Appended is the inscription on the tablet erected in the Newmills Parish Church.

To the glory of God and in honoured memory of the men from this parish who died serving their country in the Great War.

Lieutenant Ernest Daniels
Second-Lieutenant Joseph Marsh
Sergeant John Milligan
Private James Arthurs
Private Robert Farr
Private Robert Fulton
Private James Gibson
Private Thomas John Gibson
Driver John Jones
Private William James M'Minn
Private Walter Montgomery
Private Robert Morrow, V.C.
Private Thomas Patterson
Private William Patton
Private James Stewart

In addition to the 16 names (on the Newmills Roll of Honour of those who died), the following 64 men from Newmills district served in the Great War.

Allen Hamilton
James Hamilton
Wm. John Hamilton
Robert Adams
Thomas Abernethy
Frederick Atkinson
Joseph Boyd
James Bryars
Robert Cardwell
James Crooks
Isaac Carter
Alfred Daniel
Frank Daniel
Godfrey Daniel
Robert Daniel
Thomas Dobson
James Douglas
Edward Caulfield Dudgeon
John Galway Dysart
Noble Galbraith
Samuel Hegarty
William Hegarty
Charles Howard
Robert Howard
Samuel Howard
Jackson Howard
Andrew Hughes
Edward Irwin
Robert Irwin
Thomas Irwin
Spurgeon Jordan
Wm. George Jordan
William Kee
Samuel Kee
Robert Kee
Gerald Kinley
Clifford Kinley
Maurice Kinley
John Latimer
Whiteside Macky
Robert Marsh
Wm. Marshall
Robert Montgomery'
Benjamin M'Ateer
Robert John M'Minn
Archie McQuilkin
James Neil
John Neil
John Orr Newton
Robert Patterson
Frederick Patterson
Andrew Thomas Richardson
George Richardson
James Douglas Richardson
Harry Scott
Hugh Scott
James Scott
John Scott
John Simpson Short
Thomas Searight
Alexander Simpson
Robert Sloan
Thomas Stewart
Herbert Thompson

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