27 June 2016

Friday 1st July – L.O.L. 1916 Remembrance parade to City Cenotaph.

Friday 1st – L.O.L. 1916 Remembrance parade to City Cenotaph.
Brethren to assemble at Belfast Orange Hall at 7.30 p.m. for 8.00 p.m. parade.

20 June 2016

Saturday 25th – Annual Whiterock Parade organised by D.L.O.L. 9 & Sunday 26th – 36th (Ulster) Division Memorial L.O.L. 977 Somme Service.

Saturday 25th – Annual Whiterock Parade organised by D.L.O.L. 9.
Brethren and Sisters to assemble in Glenwood Street at 2.15 p.m. for 2.30 p.m. parade.

Sunday 26th – 36th (Ulster) Division Memorial L.O.L. 977 Somme Service.
Brethren and Sisters to assemble at 2.15 p.m. for 2.30 p.m. parade at normal assembly points.
Service of Commemoration and Remembrance in Belfast Cathedral at 3.30 p.m.

13 June 2016

Friday 17th – United Districts Parade of North Belfast (Duncairn Gardens) & Saturday18th – Joint Centenary Committee – Centenary of The Somme

Brethren and Sisters to assemble in designated streets at 7.00 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. United Districts parade.

The following day will be the Joint Centenary Committee parade.

30 May 2016

Past Masters of Royal York LOL 145

The Cover of the oldest minute book we possess, dated from 1st January 1868 until 7th December 1892

This is our current, fullest list of Past Masters of Royal York L.O.L. 145. No minutes prior to 1868 exist. Before this date the institution as a whole, or the central organisation of it, ceased to exist, was forced or voluntarily disbanded, or otherwise disrupted or reorganised several times, therefore recorded impartial histories or accurate records are scarce, but we are always researching for more information.

Many Members served for more than one year, and a few have served for several, separated terms of office.

Year of Mastery / Masters Name

1796 Colonel Granville Anson Chetwynd-Stapylton
- ?
1799 James Hunter
- ?
1799 Thomas Knox Magee
- ?

An unbroken list of masters from when the warrant was re-issued on the restoration of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland in 1848.

1848 Robert Elliott
1849 Robert Waring
1850 James A Henderson
1851 Henry Cinnamond
1852 Joseph Waugh
1853 William Dickson
1854 Henry Cinnamond
1855 William McCoyd
1856 William D Aston
- 1857
1858 Alexander Crawford
- 1859
1860 Henry Cinnamond
- 1861
1862 William McCoyd
- 1863
1864 James McQuitty
- 1865
1866 Alexander Crawford
1867 Thomas McCord
1868 St George Chase [or Chasse]
1869 William McKeaque
1870 John Charley
1871 John Wright
1872 John Martin
1873 James McNeil
1874 Thomas Brown
1874 James McGraddy
- 1883
1884 Edward Leathem
- 1928
1929 Sir Joseph Davison
- 1931
1932 Robert Scott JP
- 1934
1935 Wallace Linton JP
- 1937
1938 Richard Taylor
- 1940
1941 John T Storey
- 1942
1943 Joshua Tougher
- 1945
1946 J McKnight
- 1948
1949 J Cavan
1950 A Davidson
1951 T McManus
1952 W Johnston
- 1953
1954 J Storey
1955 A H Storey
1956 W A Johnston
1957 H Thompson
1958 C E Miskimmin
1959 E Craig
1960 C Crooks
1961 E Smyth
1962 John Cavan
1963 J Walker
1964 J Stafford
1965 W Walker
1966 J Graham
1967 W Reddick
1968 D McMullan
1969 W Miskimmin
1970 J Hamilton
1971 Norman Usher
1972 H Fulton
1973 J D Laird MP
1974 J Tinman
1975 M Bishop
1976 T F T Young
1977 R T Young
1978 O Freeman
1979 T Weatherall
1980 S Blair
1981 K Latimer
- 1982
1983 T Jennings
- 1984
1985 J Harcourt
- 1986
1987 G Smyth
- 1988
1989 Dr J Laird
- 1990
1991 A McIntosh
- 1992
1993 F Hearst
- 1994
1995 D Rogan
- 1997
1998 R Latimer
- 1999
2000 N Latimer
2001 Dr J Laird
- 2006
2007 G Barton
- 2008
2009 K Latimer
- 2010
2011 A Charles
- 2012
2013 D Dalzell
- 2014
2015 R Gilmour
- 2016

23 May 2016

Sunday 29th – W.D.L.O.L. 6 (Duncairn) Annual Church Service

Sisters and Brethren to assemble at North Belfast Memorial Orange Hall at 2.15 p.m.
For details of the Church Service and Parade see Secretary W.D.L.O.L. 6.

18 April 2016

Sunday 24th – City of Belfast Loyal Orange Widows Fund Service & Parade

Annual Service in Townsend Street Presbyterian Church at 3.15 p.m.
Brethren and Sisters to assemble as per local arrangements.

14 March 2016

Sunday 20th – D.L.O.L. 3 St. Patrick’s Parade & Service

Brethren & Sisters to assemble in Hopewell Avenue for 2.30 p.m. parade.
Service at 3.15 p.m. in Townsend Street Presbyterian Church.

22 February 2016

Saturday 27th – UDR 2 Memorial Parade and Service, Royal Avenue

Brethren and Sisters to assemble at Templemore Avenue for 10.30 a.m. parade.
Service of Remembrance in Royal Avenue at 11.30 a.m.

31 January 2016

Roll of Honour of Members in Service in the Great War

2nd Lieu. Claud Arthur Leonard Walker, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Killed in Action 11 July 1916, Battle of the Somme, aged 21.


In conducting research into the activities of the Lodge and it's members during the First World War, it became clear that there had been, at one time, a 'roll of honour' of members who had gone into service. This roll has been lost, and any printed versions also appear to have been lost in time. However the minutes of the meetings throughout the war still exist, and therefore, through research into those minutes we present a reconstructed 'Roll of Honour'. There are almost certainly names missing from this list, as it only pertains the named individuals in the minutes and references to total numbers in active service, far exceed the number of names to account for them.

Roll of Honour 1914 - 1919

John Andrews
Engine Room Artificer, HMS Tyne

William Cavan

Ernest Chambers
1633, Lance Corporal, D Coy, 14th Batt, Royal Irish Rifles, 36th Ulster Div.

Robert F Colville

John Corken
CQMS, B Coy, 18th Batt, Royal Irish Rifles

George Dawson

Robert Dickson

William Dickson

James Forbes
8998, Private, Irish Guards, 3rd Coy, 3rd Reserves

Andrew Garner
14/19498, Private, No 10 Section, 7 Platoon, B Coy, 14th Batt, Royal Irish Rifles (YCV)

James Gregg
Captain, Army Veterinary Corps

William A Hamilton
14759, Corporal, No 1 Coy, No 3 Platoon, 16th Royal Irish Rifles

James Hanna
Sergeant, 3rd Batt. Royal Irish Rifles

George Harris
1704, Trooper, North Irish Horse, D Squadron, No 13 Sandhill Camp

William Jordan
15/12932, QM Sergeant, 107/1 Trench Mortar Battery, 1 Coy, 15th Royal Irish Rifles

Samuel Jordan
Sergeant, 15th Batt, Royal Irish Rifles

William McClure
Royal Navy

Samuel McCollum

Leonard B Mills
17646, Private, B Coy, 8th Batt, Royal Irish Rifles (MM, Aug 1917)

Victor Morgan
CQMS, 122nd Field Coy, Royal Engineers

Alfred Morgan
14/15630, Sergeant, No 2 Platoon, D Coy, 14th Royal Irish Rifles (YCV)

Rowland Alexander Francis Naye
2601, Captain, Royal Highlanders, RIF, Royal Artillery, 95th Infantry, Indian Army

Alfred S Roper
1835, Private, Army Pay Corps, No 8 General Hospital, BEF, France

Thomas Russell

William Small

John T Storey

James Thornton
54/092954, Private, Army Service Corps, BEF, Salonica, Greece

George D Uprichard
QM Sergeant, B coy, 14th Batt. Royal Irish Rifles, BEF, France

John F Walker
1315, Private, 8th Batt. Royal Irish Rifles, 18 Camp, 36th (Ulster) Division

James B Wilson
Naval Reserve

And these brethren made the ultimate sacrifice.

Edward Brown
Lieutenant, Royal Irish Rifles
KIA 7 August 1917

Robert Crawford
14/6100, Lance Corporal, B Coy, 7th Platoon, 14th Batt, Royal Irish Rifles (YCV)
KIA 10 April 1918

James Alexander Donnelly
Second Lieutenant, 59th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps
KIA 31 March 1918

William Harper
57709, Sapper, No 7 Coy, Royal Engineers
Died of Effects of Gas Poisoning 25 July 1919

Henry Norman MacBride
285575, Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery
Died 28 December 1917

David McKeown
14440, Private, No 3 Section, 9 Platoon, C Coy, 2nd Batt, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, BEF
KIA 27 September 1916

James Scott
14/15892, CSM, No 2 Coy, 14th Batt, Royal Irish Rifles (YCV) BEF, France
KIA 22 January 1917

Claud Arthur Leonard Walker
Second Lieutenant, 2nd Batt. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
KIA 11 July 1916