A Society Formed

Founder Members

There were 54 Founder Members of USOC. They all paid 2/6 (25 pence) entry fee and an annual membership of 5/- (50 pence):-

  • Miss Ashe (Belfast)
  • Alfred Anderton (Lisburn)
  • John Armstrong (Belfast)
  • E Godfrey Brown (Holywood)
  • Miss Mary Hamilton Brooke (Rostrevor)
  • Charles J Brennan FRCO, President 1929-1967 (in France or Belgium at War) (Belfast)
  • W H Bishop FRCO (Bangor)
  • Frederick D Burrows (Belfast)
  • E M Chaundy Mus Doc (Bangor)
  • J Crozier (Belfast)
  • Wm Curran (Belfast)
  • Thomas H Crowe (Belfast)
  • W A Grove (Belfast)
  • A J H Coulter (Downpatrick)
  • Warrington Donaghy (Belfast)
  • James Dann FRCO (Belfast)
  • G H Fitzsimons Mus Doc (TCD) (Bangor)
  • Robert J Field (Belfast)
  • F Greaves (Craigavad)
  • J H Gleave (Carrickfergus)
  • A F Hart (Belfast)
  • J M Harvey (Belfast)
  • Miss Tillie Hewton (Belfast)
  • E Norman Hay Mus Doc FRCO (Coleraine)
  • J A Hardcastle (Portadown)
  • J L Kenny (Belfast)
  • T S Kerr (Belfast)
  • Wm A Littlejohn (Belfast)
  • S Leighton (Belfast)
  • Hiram Longmore (Belfast)
  • F J Moffat (Belfast)
  • Dr Arthur De Meulemeester KCOB (Belfast)
  • Wm Moore (Belfast)
  • G H McClenaghan (Belfast)
  • J H McBratney (Belfast)
  • J McKeown ARCO – Hon Secretary 1926-1955 (Belfast)
  • Fred McClenaghan (Belfast)
  • Wm H McDade (Belfast)
  • J Neill (Belfast)
  • Miss Florence Nixon LRAM (Belfast)
  • R Peattie (Belfast)
  • Allan F Parker (Belfast)
  • Albert E Purdie (Belfast)
  • Miss April Shepherd LRAM (Belfast)
  • Cyril Shepherd LRAM – Hon Secretary in 1922-1925 (Belfast)
  • George Smith – Hon Secretary for a short time (Belfast)
  • H J Scott (Belfast)
  • F H Sawyer Mus B FRCO (Belfast)
  • R H Sheppard (Belfast)
  • Miss May Shepperd LRAM (Belfast)
  • F H Thompson (Belfast)
  • J H Vincent Mus Bac (Belfast)
  • Lawrence Walker MA Mus Doc FRCO – President 1918-1928 (Belfast)
  • E J Youds (Belfast)

Word must have got about because the original 54 were joined by 33 others in 1919!