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.
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.
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.