Garvetagh Branch Club was opened in Castlederg Orange Hall on 23rd February 1918. Bro Robert McCarter was President of The Parent Club presiding.
The following are the 13 who were initiated in Derry on 18th December 1917 to form The Garvetagh Branch Club and whose name is on the Charter: Thomas Simpson, Matthew Dunbar, John Wauchop, Joseph Glass, Oliver Campbell, Robert Forsythe, John S. Simpson, Edward Montgomery, Robert McCain, James Monteith, Samuel Condy, Thomas Mortland & James Bogle.
Past Presidents up to 1954:
1918 – 1921 Bro Thomas Simpson
1922 – 1924 Bro John S. Simpson
1925 – 1926 Bro Andrew Gilmore
1927 – 1931 Bro Robert Sproule
1932 – 1932 Bro Thomas Watson
1933 – 1933 Bro John S. Simpson
1934 – 1939 Bro Thomas J. Taylor
1940 – 1946 Bro George Hemphill
1947 – 1954 Bro Robert Montgomery
Bro Matthew Dunbar who was 70 years of age on 1st May 1953 and was one of the thirteen who were initiated in Londonderry on 18th December 1917 held the office of Vice President from 1918 – 1924. He took over the office of Treasurer in 1925 and held it for over 27 years. He was initiated in 1917 and he attended all demonstrations and only missed twice up to 1954.
The following served King and Country during World War II: Bros. David Dickson; RAF, David Henderson; Army, Thomas William Rutledge; Army, James Scott; Army, George Turish; Army, Robert Montgomery; Army, Samuel R. Stuart; Army, David McKeague; Army, William Logue; Army, Alexander Turish; Army, William Scott; Army, Guy Kerrigan; Army, Joseph Burke; Army, Johnston Gilchrist; Army and William Muldoon; Army.
As well as fighting for King and Country in the War, Garvetagh lost 3 Brethren to hands of terrorists.