Drew McWilliams | Photographer | Remembrance


November 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Black and white photograph of a retired soldier and his medalsRemembranceAn old soldier remembers fallen comrades

There is no death in remembrance. Remember me, Sarah. Remember me, and a part of me will always be with you. - Kathleen Kent, The Heretic's Daughter

Being in this fine mood, I spoke to a little boy, whom I saw playing alone in the road, asking him what he was going to be when he grew up. Of course I expected to hear him say a sailor, a soldier, a hunter, or something else that seems heroic to childhood, and I was very much surprised when he answered innocently, "A man." WH Davies


On Thursday 6th August 1914 the streets of Dromore were thronged with local people who had assembled to see off some 40 reservists of the 5th Battalion royal Irish Regiment. As they made their way to the train station, they were accompanied by Dromore Amateur Brass Band and Dromore Flute Band. Read more.... Remembrance - young people take part in a an Act of RemembranceRemembrance - young people take part in a an Act of RemembranceSkeogh Flute Band marked the centenary of the outbreak of "The Great War" with music, pictures and song.


Dromore, like cities and towns across the United Kingdom, will fall silent at 11.00am. Men, woman and children take time to remember those members of their armed forces who have died or been injured in the line of duty. Read more....

Remembrance Parade in the town square, Dromore, Co DownA town remembersThe Remembrance Service at Dromore War Memorial. photo: drewmcwilliams.com


I photographed Remembrance Sunday in Dromore from 2007 until 2013. You can view many of my favourite images by clicking here: Dromore Remembrance.


The Royal Artillery Memorial at London's Hyde Park Corner is an iceberg of dangerous memories, menacing the traffic that circles its island, forcing unpleasant truths from the past into the present. Second only to the Cenotaph as a war memorial for the nation this monument to the shocking filth and futility of battle is as unforgettable as the war it depicts. (Source: The Guardian)


As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy


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Professional family and children's portrait photography in Northern Ireland. Drew is a qualified Associate member of both the 'Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers' and the 'National Photographic Society'. He is qualified to Licentiate level with the 'Professional Photographers Association of Northern Ireland' and is a Master Photographer of the 'National Photographic Society'.