Y.C.V. and the Keeper of the Tower


This image is taken from a photograph album entitled YCV Battlefield Tour through Belgium and France – 8th to 17th July 1927

Pictured with the group is the caretaker of the Ulster Tower Mr William McMaster from Lambeg. (In the cap)

Also believed to be in the image is:

Sgt J Long who later received a commission, was promoted to Lt and then Quartermaster. He was from 18 Church View Holywood. (First on the right)

Hugh Campbell who started off in the YCV’s and then moved to the Royal Irish Fusiliers. (To the left of McMaster)

Captain John A Mulholland MC who later became the Adjutant and then Major. He was awarded a Military Cross on 8th June 1918. (Far left in hat)

John Mulholland was the 4th son of Lord Dunleath & Baroness Dunleath.  His three brothers also served.

The eldest Capt. The Hon Andrew Edward Somerset Mulholland 1st Bn Irish Guards killed in action on 1st November 1914 at Racecourse Wood and buried in Ypres Town Cemetery He had joined the army in 1906. Husband of Lady Joan Mulholland (Countess of Cavan)

Second son Charles Henry later Third Baron Dunseath.  He was awarded a DSO and then transferred to the Headquarters staff.

Third son Henry George Hill, RAF gunnery instructor.