Gortin, Co. Tyrone during the Second World War

The Second World War brought the United States Military to the quiet mid-Ulster village of Gortin, Co. Tyrone as 34th Infantry Division arrived in 1942.


Co. Tyrone

Northern Ireland

208th Anti-Tank Battery of the Royal Artillery

On 17th October 1941, 208th Anti-Tank Battery, Royal Artillery took part in a training exercise, taking over a farmyard as a Battery Headquarters at Lislap, near Gortin, Co. Tyrone before a lorry became stranded in the River Strule.

Places of Interest

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

Map showing Lislap House, Gortin, Co. Tyrone

Lislap House, Gortin, Co. Tyrone

Glenpark Road, Gortin, Co. Tyrone

The Black family from Dublin, Ireland built Lislap House in Gortin, Co. Tyrone in the 1800s. 34th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop set up base here in 1942.