When Brian Mooney first investigated the background to the Names on the Memorial Plaques on the CAYC mantle piece referenced in this first Document he had no idea of what was to follow. This story unfolds in two parts :
- Part One – Introduction to the Plaques – published in June2016.
- Part Two – A Photographic history chronicling the short life of Lieutenant Edward Workman MC.
Part 1 – Introduction by Brian Mooney – Published on Sunday 19 June 2016
Some of you may have noticed, at one time or another, the two highly polished and well-worn plaques above the fireplace in the Club bar. One of these records the names of those County Antrim Yacht Club members who served in the Armed Forces in the First World War, with particular prominence given, rightly, to the seven members who made the supreme sacrifice.
In this, the 100th anniversary year of the Battle of the Somme, it is perhaps a particularly opportune time to remember these gentlemen, all of whom, as will be seen, left very comfortable environments to “answer the call”. This document has been compiled in grateful remembrance of these club members and in the earnest hope that the details included below may, in some measure, lift each beyond being merely names on an old Club plaque but hopefully bring some elements of their short lives into focus and highlight their respective sacrifices – so many years after their untimely deaths.