Lurgan Coat of Arms The Armagh Guardian

14 July, 1877  


The remains of William Dunn, a young Orangeman, who died from the effects of a stab received at Lisburn on St. Patrick's night (in relation to which some Roman Catholics are in custody), were interred yesterday in Waringstown churchyard. A special train, engaged by the Orangemen of Lisburn, conveyed the deceased and the Brethren of that district to Lurgan at 12.30 p.m. A procession was formed at the railway station, which marched through Lurgan to Waringstown, where the interment was made with the customary ceremonies of the Orange Institution. The coffin was borne on the shoulders of the brethren, surrounded by eleven or twelve banners.

Following the coffin came the Lisburn Conservative Flute and Drum Band, play ing the Dead March. Then came a long line of Orangemen, in colours, numbering about 2000, and representing from thirty to forty lodges. The procession, when joined by Lurgan friends, numbered about 20,000. A number of Roman Catholics turned out and beat drums in the Pound while the funeral was passing, but no notice was taken of this insult. The procession returned through Lurgan in the evening, and proceeded by special train to Lisburn. Dunn was a bleacher, and a young man of exemplary character. He leaves a wife and one child.


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