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40953   Rifleman Edward Lennox
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Dated added: 17/04/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 11/12/1896
Died: 10/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
Edward Lennox was the son of Robert and Jane Lennox. He was born on 11th December 1896 in the Kilrea area. He was one of at least five children. They were a farming family who, lived in Moyknock, halfway between Kilrea and Portglenone. Edward’s mother died in 1905 when Edward was nine years old. His father remarried. Edward Lennox was a Sunday School teacher in Kilrea. Edward Lennox served with the Hussars for a time. Rifleman Edward Lennox was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action on Friday 10th August 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Menin Gate
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 
Grave Ref: Panel 40
CWGC Casualty 1618742
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Kilrea War Memorial - WW1 Kilrea
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 Forgotten Heroes of Kilrea 1914-18 58
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Lennox family 1901 census lists Edward as age 4 living with the family at house 24 in Moynock, Kilrea, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Lennox family 1911 census lists Edward as age 15 living with the family at house 19 in Moyknock, Kilrea, Londonderry
3 Combined Irish Regiments Association Photos of Edward Lennox in the collage.
4 Facebook - North Irish Horse Photos of Menin Gate panel and of Edward Lennox
5 National Archives UK Medal card of Rifleman Edward Lennox can be purchased here
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