National Memorial Arboretum at Staffordshire

Thanks to Stella from Derbyshire for these photographs of the Ulster Ash Grove in the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas in Staffordshire, taken on 12th June 2007.

The Grove contains a boulder from each county in Northern Ireland and seven different varieties of Ash have been planted to commemorate members of the security forces who have been killed in the conflict in Northern Ireland since 1969.



Roll of Honour: 1920 - 1970 ROLL OF HONOUR
1920 - 1970

DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF THE ULSTER SPECIAL CONSTABULARY OFFICERS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE LINE OF DUTY.

County Commandmant

Lt. Col. MF Hammond-Smith M.C.

Sub District Commandment

J Farnham
W Nimmons

Assistant Staff Officer

R M Boyce

Special Head Constable

A Compton M.C.
A Ross
G McDonald

Sergeant Instructor

J Millar

Special Sergeants

S Nixon
W Gordon
A Ross
W J Dougherty
H French
H L McCracken
A McFeeters


1920  Special Constables   1970

R W Compson T McNeill   T Hall
W J McFarland   H Gabbie W R Johnston
J Cummins   W Chermside R J Cardwell
R W McMahon   T R Cunningham E D Hegarty
J Fluke W Lyttle T J Hunter
G C Graham C McFadden J Murray
C V Volkes   J Harper R Black
R Coulter D Allen   T Hume
A Kirkpatrick   J Lewis   W Liggett
J Hall   S Hayes R McDowell
S Laird   D Johnstone J Skillen
G Lyness D Richmond T Cochrane
G Chittick J E Plump D Surgenor
T Sturdy D E Friars  J Russell
R Armstrong J McInnes   G B Johnston
D Torrens F MacGeagh   G V Kidd
A Craig S Neill    W Campbell



RUC members killed during the Troubles ROLL OF HONOUR
1970 - 1999

DEDICATED TO FORMER MEMBERS
OF THE
ULSTER SPECIAL CONSTABULARY
WHO WERE MURDERED
AS A RESULT OF TERRORISM.

Sub District Commandments

S V Montgomery
C Armstrong J.P.
J Wilson
G W Saunderson
M Boyd

Platoon Sergeant

H McConville

Special Sergeants

C Neville
R Walker
T Cochrane
M Crawford
H D B Sinnamon
S J McConnell
T Armstrong
R Harrison
I Anderson
T McCreat
S J Clarke
J McFadden


1970   Special Constables  1999

F H Irwin J Bell J McClelland
A A Abercrombie H Creighton A A Woods
V Morrow T Bullock R Keys
R Latimer R T Moffet W J Heenan
I Toombs W R McKee L McCormick
W J Donnelly C Graham J Moore
J Robinson A A Beacom J McFadden
T R Graham J Eagleson S McKane
R Williamson R C Campbell R J McCreedy
W J A Beacom R D Bennett K Smyth
R J Frazier J A Graham M Crawford
J McKee T W Harkness H Dickson
C Henning W T Graham S Porter
R Freeburn D Halligan F Irwin
R Lockhart A D Cooper W J Clarke
W H Corrigan W J E Boyd H Sinnomon
W J F Howe M B Robinson W D W Murphy
J Hazlett G Shaw D Ead
F Morton J Elliot S Watt



Special Constables 1970 to 1999 1970    Special Constables   1999

W D Wilson
W H Turbitt
W Graham
G McCall
C Spence
W J McKee
G Gunning
J Lemmon
M Robinson
A Lambe
F Morton
N McConnell
J McCarroll
J Reid
J Johnston
H Anderson
T J McCreedy
W Herron
G Spratt
W R McKee
J McCullough
L Jarvis
G Liddle
J Hunter
T Cush
S D Adams
S Lundy
G Chambers
J W Blakely
S Donaldson
R MacAuley
W R Crooks
A Donaldson
J M Rodgers
W E Shiells
S J Clarke
T I McClinton
G S Gibson
W Finlay
T G McCall
W J McIlveen
J Ferguson
G Cathcart
H G Kernaghan
W D G Hutchison
J W McVitty
H H Martin
R Miller
T Cooke
N Annett
J Hood
J Eagleson
T J Oldman
S Kirkpatrick
I Hillen
A Burleigh
W J Martin



Special constables killed in the Troubles. 1970   Special Constables   1999

N McCoo
J Alexander
R Henderson
S J Milligan
T Greenfield
D Johnstone
J Murphy
S D Holmes
C B Bassett
G E Connor
J A White
S Irwin
H Martin
 H O'Hare Law
J C Greene
A T Rickerby
W Finlay
J Lyons
J Megarrity
J Cooke
J Irwin
A Roulston
W Campbell
W Cairnside
T W Dobson
J M Duff
H Stewart
T Russell
W J Higginson
J Cummings
W Mitchell
W M Howe
W Graham
S Young
J McCombe
E Nixon
S Gilbert
J Thompson
T Steen
W J Hunter
A Kenwell
T Sheridan
 J J Fitzsimons
J R McCullogh
S Hamilton
W T Mcknight M.M.
A Hamilton
J Abraham



In Memoriam to the Royal Ulster Constabulary IN MEMORIAM

IN
GRATEFUL
MEMORY OF
THE MEN AND
WOMEN OF
THE ROYAL ULSTER
CONSTABULARY GC
THE ARMED FORCES
AND OTHER
ORGANISATIONS
IN THE SERVICE
OF THE CROWN
WHO LAID DOWN
THEIR LIVES IN
THE CAUSE OF
PEACE IN
NORTHERN
IRELAND
1969 - 2001



The Ulster Ash Grove

The Ulster Ash Grove

The Ulster Ash Grove has been planted as a
living tribute to the members of
the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC,
the Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve,
the Armed Forces,
and other organisations in the service of the
Crown, who lost their lives as a
result of Irish Terrorism between 1969 and 2001.

The trees planted within this Ash Grove represent
lives lost in the cause of peace in
Northern Ireland, and these form an ever
changing backdrop to the stone circle and
granite pillar.

The circle contains one block of stone from each
County and they are placed to form a symbolic
map of Northern Ireland.

The stones enclose a simple granite pillar and
form a small tranquil place with seats where you
are invited to rest and remember those who gave
their lives in the service of the people of
Northern Ireland.

In grateful memory of the men and women of the
Royal Ulster Constabulary GC, the Royal Ulster
Constabulary Reserve, the Armed Forces and other
organisations in the service of the Crown who laid
down their lives in the cause of peace in
Northern Ireland.