Alderman Paul Porter, the Chairman of the Council’s Leisure & Community Development Committee hosted a reception in Lisburn Museum to open a display commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of the Gallipoli Campaign during World War One.
The display focuses on those local soldiers who served at the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915.
The campaign, a disastrous failure, saw a large number of Allied servicemen killed or wounded in vain.
Almost 50 men from Lisburn died, with many other casualties also among the 100 or more from the district who served.
Alderman Porter speaking at the event said: “Gallipoli was one of the great military tragedies of the First World War with extensive loss of life. Within Lisburn there is strong support and appreciation of the dedication and achievements of service personnel from veterans to serving troops and cadets.
“The Council has created this Museum display at the 100th Anniversary of Gallipoli so that local people and visitors have an opportunity to understand the courageous part played in it by local men. I would encourage everyone to take time to view the display.”
The Museum’s Gallipoli Display in a new feature of the existing Lisburn 1912-14 Exhibition.
It is open to the public with free admission Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 5.00pm.