Somme anniversary commemorated in Dervock

Somme anniversary commemorated in Dervock

Bro Treasurer James McMaster and Bro Brian Kane Dervock LOL 534 bow their head in remembrance. 2127DVK7

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DERVOCK Royal British Legion in partnership with ‘Dervock & District Community Association’ held a small ‘Act of Remembrance’ at Dervock War Memorial Garden on Thursday 1st July 2021.  

Those assembled listened intently as the Rev Campbell Mulvenny; newly ordained minister of Dervock Presbyterian Church recounted the deeds and sacrifices of those who fought a manful fight at the ‘Battle of the Somme’ in July 1916, and especially the men of the 36th Ulster Division.  

Commenting, D&DCA, Chair Frankie Cunningham said:
“He counselled for the significance of the ‘Battle of the Somme’ to be explained to our children – through youth ventures and through primary and secondary schools – adding that the essence of the words... ’Compassion, Loyalty and Friendship’ should be realised by the next generation.

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