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Rifleman Edward Lennox




Edward Lennox was born on 11 December 1896 at Moynock, Kilrea, County Londonderry, son of farmer Robert Lennox and his wife Jane Lennox (nee Lennox).

Around April 1916 at Kilrea he enlisted in the cavalry (Hussars No.24918) and after spending some time at the cavalry reserve at the Curragh, was posted to the North Irish Horse at Antrim.

In November 1916 Lennox volunteered to transfer to the Royal Irish Rifles (No.40953). Initially posted to the 1st Battalion, in January 1917 he was posted to the 2nd Battalion and embarked for France.

On 10 August 1917 he was killed in action during the attack on Westhoek, part of the Third Battle of Ypres.

Having no known grave, he is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlanderen, Belgium, Panel 40.


Image of Lennox as a North Irish Horseman sourced from the Combined Irish Regiments Association website. Image from the Menin Gate Memorial provided by Steve Rogers, Project Co-ordinator of the The War Graves Photographic Project, www.twgpp.org.