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Battle of Jutland remembered at The Braid

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The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough, Councillor Billy Ashe, has welcomed a timely exhibition on the Battle of Jutland to The Braid.

Cllr Ashe, pictured here, was commenting as he officially opened Mid-Antrim Museum’s exhibition to mark the centenary of the WWI sea battle.

“This exhibition gives us an opportunity to remember the sailors from the Mid and East Antrim area who fought in what was the most significant sea battle of the First World War, some of whom made the ultimate sacrifice.

“The small, panel-based exhibition explores the background and significance of this, the largest naval battle of the Great War and especially focuses on the stories of some of the local men from the area who served in the Royal Navy during this pivotal sea battle,” Cllr Ashe said.

Recent research has identified seven local men who lost their lives; Peter Kennedy from Ballymena; Carrickfergus men Bernard Chambers and Richard McMaw and Larne men Robert Gribben, Charles Love, William Moore and Hugh Sittlingham.

Eight sailors survived Jutland; they were Samuel Bryson from Larne; Robert Cathcart, Alexander McIlwaine, Alexander McNeice, John Robinson and Charles Thompson from Ballymena and James Holmes and John McKendry from Carrickfergus.

The museum would be interested to hear from members of the public who know of any other local sailors who fought at Jutland. They should contact Noreen Mullan on 028 2563 5029.

The exhibition is currently on display in the museum atrium and can be viewed until Saturday 10 June.  Admission is free.

 

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