Diamond War Memorial Project

About Us

The Diamond War Memorial Project, which commenced on 12th February 2007, is based in Holywell Trust, 10-12, Bishop St., Derry / Londonderry and is supported by The Heritage Lottery Fund. The coordinator of the Project is teacher and community facilitator, Mary Mc Elhinney and the researcher is renowned local historian, Trevor Temple.

Aims of the project

Thomas Campbell The aims of the Project are to investigate the stories of the lives and deaths of the many people, from the Derry/Londonderry area, who died as result of World War 1 (1914-1918) and also to pass on all this information to as many people as possible throughout the world.

Although 756 names, of Nationalists as well as Unionists, are on the plinths at the Diamond War Memorial in the city centre, Trevor has discovered approximately 400 more names which have been overlooked. In the project’s initial publication, The Diamond War Memorial Commemorative Diary (2008), which commemorates the 90th Anniversary of the ending of The Great War (11.11.1918), the names of almost 1200 soldiers are documented.

A few personal stories have been recounted in the Diary, but the volume of information gathered to date meant that it would not have been feasible to catalogue each personal story in a publication. Therefore, as the research is on-going and being updated daily, this website will enable people to access all the facts and also provide an opportunity for them to add more information which will then also be included on the website.

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Management Committee Members

Advisory Committee Members