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Memorial for Victoria Cross hero

We have held a number of public information sessions designed to give local residents and other interested parties an opportunity to share their views on a memorial to one of the city’s most renowned war heroes, William McFadzean.

William who was born in Lurgan, but lived in Cregagh was awarded the country’s highest honour for courageous behaviour after he sacrificed himself to save his comrades as they prepared for the first assault of the Battle of the Somme. He is regarded as the first soldier to be killed at the Somme.

Following permission granted to the McFadzean Victoria Cross Memorial Committee, plans have been created for the placing of a commemorative stone in memory of William McFadzean close to his home on the Cregagh Road. It is part of a national initiative to install permanent memorials to 400 recipients of the Victoria Cross, including eight from Northern Ireland.

The public information sessions gave local residents and other interested parties an opportunity to share their views and provide feedback. 

The additional sessions took place as follows:

 Date Venue Time
Monday 27 June 2016 Cregagh Library, 409 - 413 Cregagh Road, Belfast BT6 0LF 6pm - 8pm
Tuesday 28 June 2016 Cregagh Library, 409 - 413 Cregagh Road, Belfast BT6 0LF 2pm - 4pm 
Thursday 30 June 2016  St Finnian’s Church, Cregagh Park, BT6 9LF  7pm - 9pm
Wednesday 24 August 2016 St Finnian’s Church, Cregagh Park, BT6 9LF  7pm - 9pm

 

The consultation has now closed.


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