The Foundation provided research and editorial support for the book, Paul Pollock’s War: An Ulster-Scots Family and the Great War, written by Peter Fisher with Elizabeth Bridges and published by the Ulster-Scots Agency.

In 1901 the Rev. John Pollock moved from Scotland to Belfast to become minister of St Enoch’s Presbyterian Church – then the largest Presbyterian church in the British Isles. Pollock’s son, Paul Gilchrist Pollock, was in the 14th Royal Irish Rifles and was one of the thousands of young men killed on 1 July 1916 at the Somme.

His body was never found and until recent years his name was not recorded on the Thiepval Memorial in France. The letters he wrote home, from July 1915 until 1916, have been treasured by the family ever since and are covered extensively in this publication.

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