James Cassidy (1892 - 1970):
James Cassidy was born in the Sandy Row area of Belfast and, when he was old enough, started work in Linfield Mill, originally as a part-timer, and at the age of fourteen as a full-time apprentice hackle-maker. During the First World War he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps and was stationed in Salonica. He returned home in 1919, having been awarded various medals. Until 1927 he worked at Linfield Mill and then became a full-time missionary on behalf of Belfast City Missions in the Donegall Road area. He worked for forty years in the service of the working-class people of Belfast.