The Great War

North Down Cricket Club Members who served with the Colours in the Great War 1914-1918

61 members and ex members served in the 1st World War and 16 made the supreme sacrifice.  Of the Senior Challenge Cup winning side in 1919, 8 had served in the forces.


 Edmund de Wind 

Edmund de Wind born in December 1883, was educated at Campbell College (1895-1900) and then worked for the Bank of Ireland before emigrating to Canada in 1911.  When the First World War erupted he enlisted in the Canadian forces.  During the war through Comber family connections with the Andrews family, he obtained a commission in late 1917, being posted to the 36th Ulster Division.  He was on the very front line of the Western Front when the Germans began their final counter – offensive on the 21st March 1918.  He died at the end of that day, and having held an impossible position, was awarded the Victorious Cross for 'conspicuous bravery and self – sacrifice'.  In addition to the usual memorials, Edmund has a mountain named after him in Alberta, Canada.

Edmund as a young member of North Down Cricket Club


James G Allen JP        Royal Naval Yacht Patrol


 William Andrews            Royal Garrison Artillery and Royal Army Ordnance Corp








WC Coulter - Honourable Artillery Company

RF Henry  15th (Service Battalion Royal Irish Rifles. Headquarters Staff 36th Division and Royal Field Artillery