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   2nd Lieutenant Alfred James Lennox
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 22/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 29/04/1889
Died: 20/01/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 26
Alfred James Lennox was the only son of William James and Mildred Anna Lennox. He was born in Armagh town on 29th April 1889. His father was born in Drumeenagh, Magherafelt County Derry. They had a drapers shop in the town. Alfred was educated at the Royal School, Armagh. He enlisted as Private in the Black Watch in Perth, Scotland in October 1914. He was promoted in November 1915, and posted to 2nd Royal Irish Rifles. 2nd Lieut Lennox was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action on 20th. January 1916. It seems Alfred Lennox’s only connection with Magherafelt was that his father was born there.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Ploegsteert Memorial
  Comines-Warneton, Hainaut
Grave Ref: Panel 9
CWGC Casualty 869538
The Ploegsteert Memorial stands in Berks Cemetery Extension, which is located 12.5 Kms south of Ieper town centre, on the N365 leading from Ieper to Mesen (Messines), Ploegsteert and on to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg (N336). 3.5 Kms along the N336 lies a fork junction with the N365. The N365, which forms the right hand fork, leads to the town of Mesen. The Cemetery lies 3 Kms beyond Mesen on the right hand side of the N365, and opposite Hyde Park Corner Royal Berks Cemetery.
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1 Queens University - WW1
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1 1901 Census lists Lennox family 1901 census lists Alfred James as age 11 living with the family at house 24 in Abbey Street, Armagh Town, Armagh
2 1911 Census lists 'Lennix' family 1911 census lists Alfred James as age 21 living with the family at house 38 in Abbey Street, Armagh North Urban, Armagh
3 Armagh War Memorial Extensive details on 2nd Lieutenant Alfred James Lennox
4 Forum discussion (GWF) Details of 2nd Lieutenant Alfred James Lennox including photo
5 Irish Life - Our Heroes Details and photo of 2nd Lieutenant Alfred Lennox
6 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023