Memorials remembering soldiers from the 4th Co. Fermanagh Battalion and 6th Co. Tyrone Battalion Ulster Defense Regiment were unveiled by family members following the annual Remembrance Day service in Fivemiletown on Sunday.

Parade Commander Mr. Iain Lendrum spoke on the service given by the 27 soldiers and former soldiers of the four UDR and the 43 soldiers and former soldiers of 6 UDR who were murdered.

The service at the Fivemiletown Community War Memorial was coordinated by Parade Commander Mr. Lendrum and conducted by the Reverend Precentor Kyle Hanlon. Fivemiletown Royal British Legion Branch Chairman Robert Carson recited the Exhortation.

Wreaths were laid on behalf of Fivemiletown Royal British Legion, Lance Corporal Joseph Coulter MM Royal Irish Fusiliers killed in action 1918, Lance Corporal James Kane Irish Guards killed in action 1945, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Association, Lisnaskea UDR Association, Royal Irish Regimental Association, Fivemiletown Army Cadets, Royal Ulster Constabulary George Cross Association, PSNI, Billy and Helen Bradshaw, Fivemiletown Primary School, Fivemiletown College, Fivemiletown District Loyal Orange Lodge, St. John’s Parish Church Fivemiletown, Church Lads Fivemiletown and Girls Friendly Society Fivemiletown.

The parade was led by the Irvine Memorial Pipe Band Clabby. At the junction of Spout Road and Main Street, Andrew Beacom laid a wreath in memory of his father Constable Drew Beacom and Reserve Constable Ernie Smith who were murdered on December 12, 1993.

In Brookeborough the Annual Remembrance parade took place on a beautiful crisp autumnal morning. Under the command of parade commander Iain Lendrum and led by Maguiresbridge Silver band the parade made it way to the town’s War Memorial. The parade consisted of a large number of veterans and youth groups. The service at the memorial was led by was lead by Reverend J. McLaughlin and Reverend D. Hanna. Wreaths were led on behalf of the Brooke family, Royal British Legion, UDR Association, Royal Irish Association and the PSNI. There were also wreaths laid by the Orange Order and a variety of youth groups.

The Last Post and reveille was sounded as the two minute silence was observed by the large crowd prior to the parade returning down the main street where a salute was taken.

A special Night of Remembrance was also held in the Wesleyan Hall, Fivemiletown on Thursday, November 7 hosted by the local Orange District. The special speaker for the evening was Mr. Paul Toombs from Warrenpoint. Two short films were also shown which told the story of the First World War and detailed the contribution of men from Ulster, including those from this area.

South Tyrone and Fermanagh area.