Gallery 2 - The Western Front
The Ulster Memorial Tower stands on what was the German front line during the Battle of the Somme.
It is opposite Thiepval Wood, and close to the village of Thiepval.
The Ulster Tower was the first official memorial to be erected on the Western Front, being dedicated on November 19th, 1921.
It is a replica of Helen's Tower, which stands on the Dufferin and Ava Estate at Clandeboye, County Down. It was here that men of the Ulster Division trained, and was one of their last abiding memories of home before their departure to the Western Front.
Inside the Ulster Tower, there is a marble inscription tablet that reads:
"This Tower is dedicated to the Glory of God, in grateful memory of the officers, non-commissioned officers and men of the 36th (Ulster) Division and the sons of Ulster in other Forces who laid down their lives in the Great War, and of all their comrades-in-arms, who, by divine grace, were spared to testify to their glorious deeds."
Inscribed in golden letters around the interior walls are the words:
'Helen's Tower here I stand
Dominant over sea and land
Son's love built me and I hold
Ulster's love in lettered gold.'