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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Belfast
Town
Belfast
County
Antrim
Country
Northern Ireland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), VC or GC Recipients
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
70026
Current location

Next door to Rubicon
Cregagh Road
Belfast
Belfast
Antrim
BT6 9LF
Northern Ireland

OS Grid Ref: NW 48444 26487
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Marble plaque, brown in colour, brown inscription on clear background. The memorial is located next door to Rubicon, however to correct this inaccuracy a blue plaque has now been placed on the McFadzean family home.
Inscription
"RUBICON"/THE FAMILY HOME OF/PTE. WILLIAM F. MCFADZEAN/VICTORIA CROSS/WHO GAVE HIS LIFE/ TO SAVE HIS COMRADES/AT THIEPVAL WOOD/ON 1ST JULY 1916/IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO/THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Mcfadzean, William F
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, other, decorations,, place of death, date of death, manner of death
    Order of information: Undefined
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, other, decorations, place of death, manner of death, date of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Brown
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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