Plaque unveiled in Northern Ireland to World War II evacuees from Gibraltar

  • The plaque shows the names of the 42 people who are buried in the local cemetery

The mayor of Gibraltar, John Gonçalves, travelled to Ballymena recently to unveil a memorial plaque for the 42 people from Gibraltar who died while evacuated there during the Second World War.

Altogether, three plaques were unveiled. The Gibraltar one is titled "In Memory, 1948", and shows the names of those who are buried in the local cemetery. It also refers to another 62 Gibraltarian evacuees who died in camps elsewhere in Northern Ireland.

The other two plaques, which are titled 'The Journey 1944' and 'The Settling 1945" were unveiled by the mayor of Ballymena, Maureen Morrow, and the president of the local Lions Club, Herbie Park, respectively.