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Tuesday, 13 November 2012

References and Acknowledgements

References, Acknowledgements and Disclaimer



This is a PRIVATE website using 'Google Blogger' software for ease of use and at no financial cost from Google.

The site has NO connection with Northern Bank.

Should you feel any photographs have been copied without permission, please let me know by e-mail to gavinbamford@btinternet.com

Information has been obtained from many resources including:


Northern Banking Company – Centenary 1824 to 1924 – Edwin Darley Hill; 1925.

Belfast Bank – 1827 to 1970 – J Noel Simpson;
Commonwealth War Graves Commission – http://www.cwgc.org/default.asp

War Graves Photographic Project – http://twgpp.org/

North Irish Horse - http://northirishhorse.net/Decorations/Citations/MM/Donaghy.html

Heavy Anti-Tank, Royal Artillery - http://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/8th_belfast_haa_regt_nomroll23rd.htm

Sergeant W G McCord - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rosdavies/SURNAMES/A/AbAg.htm

Major J D Stronge - http://www.irishwarmemorials.ie/html/showMemorial.php?show=325

Capt. T Byers - photographs from a private collection owned by Dave Donatelli, Canada

St. Anne’s Cathedral - http://www.belfastcathedral.org/heritage/military-memorials/

The Fallen of RBAI – http://www.instgreatwar.com/index.htm

Officer promotions – http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/

'The Link' - staff magazine of Northern Bank Limited.


My thanks must also go to the individuals who read my drafts prior to publication on this website.

Images of the 'Rolls of Honour' and 'War Memorials'

The 'Rolls of Honour' / 'War Memorials' are installed in a basement corridor.  They are securely attached to the walls and are covered in glass to protect them. 

The width of the hall together with the reflective glass make it extremely difficult to take good photographs without reflections.



Northern Bank - Brass Panel with Raised Lettering - The Great War & WWII



Northern Bank - The Great War - Pictorial Record - Panel 1



Northern Bank - The Great War - Pictorial Record - Panel 2



Northern Bank - The Great War - Pictorial Record - Panel 3



Belfast Bank - Brass Panel with Raised Lettering - The Great War & WWII



Belfast Bank - The Great War - Pictorial Record


Northern Banking Company Centenary Volume 1924

Northern Banking Company Centenary Volume 1924




This book provided the initial source material for the Northern Bank Great War records in this website.  It was compiled and written by E D Hill.

The following section of text is taken from page 203 of the Northern Bank Centenary Volume 1924 as it best describes those men who volunteered for war.

War Record
W
e have included in this volume a reproduction of the War Memorial, which hangs in the hall of the cash office at Head Office.  A perusal of the record of those who served will, we feel confident, engender a feeling of pride in the part the officials of the Bank took in the operations of the Great War.  Many banks have published separate war volumes recording the service of the members of their staffs.  In the case of kindred institutions across the water the numbers of those who so served run into figures larger perhaps by comparison than those we shew.  But it must be remembered that, with very few exceptions, every man who went from an Irish bank was a volunteer.  In the case of the Northern Bank there was but one such exception – William Pattenden, Head Office porter, a reservist of the Royal Sussex Regiment.  He was called up on the outbreak of war and went with the British Expeditionary Force, only to fall a few days after landing – the first casualty we had to record.  Ninety-nine officials in all, or 25 per cent. of staff, volunteered; seven of the number were rejected on medical examination, and, of the remainder, fifteen made the supreme sacrifice.  We honour the names of those who volunteered, and, we hold in reverence the memory of those who fell, - many, alas, of whom were but lads on the threshold of life.






St Anne's Cathedral - Belfast Bank Memorial - 1

St Anne’s Cathedral – Belfast Banking Company – The Great War – Memorial Plaque and Window




A brass Memorial Plaque in the North aisle, under this window in St. Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast
 



Dulce Et Decorum est Pro Patria Mori
Christie, C M, RAMC
Milligan, F A W, 2nd Lieut, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
Collier, R J C, 2nd Lieut, RAF.
McFall, T L, 2nd Lieut, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
Conolly, J H, 2nd Lieut, RMF.

McLean, J A, MC, Lieut, RFA.
Hamilton, J, 2nd Lieut, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
McMahon, P, 2nd Lieut, Royal Irish Rifles.
Hewitt, W A, 2nd Lieut, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
O’Kane, P, 2nd Lieut, R I Rifles
Hogarth, H P, Corporal, RE.

Robinson, W W, RDF.
Hunter, W M, 2nd Lieut, Royal Irish Fusiliers.
Somers, W J R, Corporal, Royal Sussex Regiment.
Maguire, F P, 2nd Lieut, Leinster Regiment.
Watson, J, Lieut, Manchester Regiment.
Morris, W O E, 2nd Lieut, King's Liverpool Regiment.



“The above window is erected by the staff of the Belfast Banking Company Ltd in memory of those of their brother officials who died on the field of battle in the Great War 1914”



A 'paper copy' of the window is also held in the Head Office of Northern Bank in Donegall Square West, Belfast.  Following restoration to the frame, it has been installed in the same area as the other memorials.




Ex-Servicemen's Association 1976

Ex-Servicemen's Association 1976


A number of photographs and articles appeared in the Northern Bank Staff Magazine 'The Link' of the Ex-Servicemen's Association dinners and reunions.  They are reproduced below.
The Staff Magazine ‘The Link’ (Winter 1976) contains a photograph of Ex-Servicemen’s Reunion Dinner.  Names include M S D Thompson, J F Bristow, W L Stephens, W Ervin, J M Henderson and W A Nesbitt.

Ex-Servicemen's Association 1975

Ex-Servicemen's Association 1975


A number of photographs and articles appeared in the Northern Bank Staff Magazine 'The Link' of the Ex-Servicemen's Association dinners and reunions.  They are reproduced below.

The Staff Magazine ‘The Link’ (Winter 1975) contains a photograph of Ex-Servicemen’s Association.  There are 5 unnamed persons altogether.

Ex-Servicemen's Association 1974

Ex-Servicemen's Association 1974


A number of photographs and articles appeared in the Northern Bank Staff Magazine 'The Link' of the Ex-Servicemen's Association dinners and reunions.  They are reproduced below.

The Staff Magazine ‘The Link’ (Winter 1974) contains a photograph of Ex-Servicemen’s Reunion.  Names include E J Gould, J Carson, F W T Dolan, W Ervin, J F Bristow.




Ex-Servicemen's Association 1973

Ex-Servicemen's Association 1973


A number of photographs and articles appeared in the Northern Bank Staff Magazine 'The Link' of the Ex-Servicemen's Association dinners and reunions.  They are reproduced below.

The Staff Magazine ‘The Link’ (Winter 1973) contains 3 group photographs of the Annual Dinner for ex-servicemen.  There are 13 unnamed persons altogether. 


Ex-Servicemen's Association 1970

Ex-Servicemen's Association 1970

A number of photographs and articles appeared in the Northern Bank Staff Magazine 'The Link' of the Ex-Servicemen's Association dinners and reunions.  They are reproduced below.
The Staff Magazine ‘The Link’ (Winter 1970) contains an article over 3 pages with photographs of the Retired Annual Dinner.  Names include H M Gabbey, W E Moore, W A Rainey, A McL Buller, H Carson, A Hanna, W L Stephens, J A Richardson, R C Malseed, G E Larmour, W F Irvine, W Ervin, W A Nesbitt, F C McBride, J Thompson and I W Bratty.