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Loyalist mural, Kitchener Street, The Village, South Belfast, 2016. Young Citizen Volunteers insignia, top; 1912, 1914; 'Young Citizen Volunteers 14th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles YCV Formed 10th September 2012; 'On the 17th May 1914 the Young Citizen Volunteers became a battalion of the Belfast regiment of the Ulster Volunteer Force. This formed part of the Ulster division authorised on 28th October 1914 which officially became the 14th battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles, part of the 109th brigade. The 14th Royal Irish Rifles saw action throughout the First World War'; 'You will find in your ranks men with the same ideals, men with the same loyalty and the same determination to uphold the rights of their country Sir Edward Carson'; 'You people at home make me feel quite proud when you tell me I am the soldier boy of the MacFadzeans. I hope to play the game and if I don’t add much lustre to it, I certainly will not tarnish it Private William Frederick McFadzean V.V. 14th Royal Irish Rifles (Y.C.V.)'; to left YCV and Somme scene; 'We surge forward. Bayonets sparkle and glint. Cries and curses rent the air. Chums fall, some without a word … and others … Oh, my God! May I never hear such cries again! There goes the YCV flag tied to the muzzle of a rifle. That man had nerve! Through the road just ahead of us we had crossed the sunken road. We could see khaki figures rushing the German front line. The Inniskillings had got at them From the diary of a Somme soldier 1st July 1916'. Loyalist