Rare picture of Cookstown Somme veterans

Somme veterans from Cookstown District in 1966
Somme veterans from Cookstown District in 1966
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A rare photograph of veterans of the Battle of the Somme from Cookstown and district who attended a Review by Her Majesty the Queen at Balmoral 50 years ago.

Pictured, from left, are Billy Jordan, Duncan Jordan, David Jordan, Thomas Watterson; second row, Thomas Nelson, HHR Dolling, L. Bell, Bill Garret; back row, J. McCord, Cookstown Branch standard bearer, and William Magee, No 4 Group standard bearer.

The party were conveyed to Balmoral in cars by members of Cookstown Branch of the Legion. They were accompanied by Rev Granville Todd, rector of Lissan, who formerly served in the RAF.