1st Viscount Craigavon, James Craig was the first Prime Minister of the new Northern Ireland from 1921 until the early stages of World War Two in 1940.
By Scott Edgar
1st September 2016
2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles mobilised on 1st September 1939. The start of the war saw the unit begin their journey to Lezennes, near Lille, France.
Trooper Aaron Smyth served in the Reconnaissance Corps at the time of his death on 3rd October 1944. His grave is in Dundonald Cemetery, Co. Down.
Acton House stands between the villages of Acton and Poyntzpass, Co. Armagh. Built around 1775, it became a home to soldiers of the Belgian Army in 1945.
In August 1942, visitors from the US Army came to Ahorey Presbyterian Church, Co. Armagh. A preacher, soloist, and organist brought some American flair.
Sergeant Albert Cyril Orr of Kilkeel, Co. Down died on 13th October 1942 when Vickers Wellington X3954 came down on a night bombing raid over Kiel, Germany.
Royal Army Ordnance Corps Corporal Albert Edward Reuben lived in Bangor, Co. Down at the time of his death on 10th June 1945 close to the end of the war.
Alexander Ballentine from Ballymena, Co. Antrim served in Bomber Command with RAF 214 Squadron when taken prisoner of war off the German coast in June 1942.
Alexander House stands on the main street of Caledon, Co. Tyrone. During the Second World War, it was a home to Officers of 5th (Merckem) Infantry Brigade.