The Dedication Ceremony


On the 19th November the delegation had spent the night in hotels de L’Univers and Hotel du Rhin, in Amiens.  After breakfast the party proceed by auto-car to the site of the Ulster Tower.  Having arrived the previous evening, it was the first time that the group had saw the new memorial on the horizon.  The landscape was still full of shell craters and lines of trenches were visible.

The Most Rev. The Lord Primate of All Ireland conducted the Dedication Ceremony with prayer and words of remembrance.

The delegation included the Duchess of Abercorn, the Marquis & Marchioness of Dufferin & Ava, the Marquis & Marchioness of Londonderry, Lt Col W B Spender, the G.O.C, Brig-Gen Ricardo, bereaved family members and many others.