James Joseph Magennis VC Frances Elizabeth Clarke Stewart Parker Samuel Beckett Sam Hanna Bell William Carleton John Hewitt Rosamond Praegar Bernard (Barney) Hughes

Henry Dowcra (1564 - 1631):
Soldier


Henry Dowcra came to Ireland as a young man. He was a soldier and for a period fought in Spain, where he commanded an English regiment. When he returned to Ireland he was given command of an army with which to subdue the north on the outbreak of the rebellion of Hugh O'Neill. Having sailed up Lough Foyle, he left a garrison at Culmore and took Derry. He is reputed to have been the founder of the modern city, since many streets and houses were built at his instigation. He published A Narration of the Services Done by the Army Employed to Lough Foyle under the Leading of Me, Sir Henry Dowcra, Knight.

Born: 30 April 1564
Died: 18 April 1631
Kate Newmann