Tribute paid to fallen brave Belfast soldier
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The Somme: Tribute to first soldier from the 36th Ulster Division to die at the battle

Captain Richard Scott, from the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment, pays tribute to a soldier who was killed in a trench at Thiepval Wood.

Private McFadzean, was the first soldier from the 36th Ulster Division to die at the Somme on the morning of 1 July 1916. He died preparing for the attack after two live grenades exploded under him as he tried to protect his comrades.

The Lurgan-born soldier was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery.

  • 01 Jul 2016
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