Ballymena, Co. Antrim

Ballymena is a town in Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland. During World War Two, several units of United States Army troops had bases in the town and surrounds.

Ballymena

Co. Antrim

United Kingdom

American Forces

The following American forces were based in the Co. Antrim town between 1943 and 1944. If you have more information on exact bases, please get in touch.

Start DateEnd DateUnits
194214th Ordnance Company (Medium Maintenance) (VCorps).
1943Headquarters, 34th Infantry Division.
19th November 194312th March 1944Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 307th Quartermaster Sterilization Battalion.
23rd November 1943Quartermaster Depot Q-111BA
7th December 194310th March 1944577th Army Postal Unit.
22nd December 194325th May 194468th Station Hospital (250 Beds).
3rd April 19442nd June 1944285th Military Police Company (Post, Camp or Station).
12th April 19448th May 194454th Finance Disbursing Section.

Places of Interest

The following places will be of interest to anyone wishing to explore more of the town's World War Two heritage.

Map showing Ballymena New Cemetery, Ballymena, Co. Antrim

Ballymena New Cemetery, Ballymena, Co. Antrim

114 Cushendall Road, Ballymena, Co. Antrim

The New Cemetery, Cushendall Road, Ballymena, Co. Antrim is the final resting place of several members of the armed services who saw action in WW2.

Map showing Town Hall, Ballymena, Co. Antrim

Town Hall, Ballymena, Co. Antrim

1-29 Bridge Street, Ballymena, Co. Antrim

The Town Hall, Ballymena, Co. Antrim has stood at its present site since 1924. During World War Two, troops of the Belgian Army based nearby came to dance.

Map showing YMCA Canteen, Ballymena, Co. Antrim

YMCA Canteen, Ballymena, Co. Antrim

Wellington Street, Ballymena, Co. Antrim

The YMCA Canteen, Ballymena, Co. Antrim was a popular place for serving military personnel to rest, relax and enjoy leisure activities during World War Two.