We are very grateful for the support of the Royal British Legion Women’s Section in Hillsborough, who have installed a Tommy in their village to remember the 119 men from Hillsborough who died in the First World War.
“Hillsborough is a village about 12 miles south of Belfast. Hillsborough Castle is the official residence of Her Majesty the Queen in Northern Ireland and although open to the public as its cared for now by Historic Royal Palaces, it hosts members of the Royal Family on a regular basis. In our 80th anniversary year the Hillsborough branch of the Royal British Legion Women’s Section installed a community Tommy to further honour the 119 from the wider Hillsborough who didn’t come home from the First World War. Situated at the road edge beside our village War Memorial, branch members , the Rector of the local Parish Church and the community joined together on the 102nd Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme to bring ‘Our Tommy’ home. Thank you very much for inspiring us to do something ‘different’ to remind us of the sacrifices made during The Great War, whilst helping today’s men and women.”
Joanne Walker – Chairman RBLWS Hillsborough