Silas Lennox was the son of Eccles and Martha Lennox. By 1883 the family were living in the Magherafelt area. Silas Lennox was born on 26th May 1894 in the Bellaghy, Magherafelt. He was one of sixteen children. Silas worked for a while as a messenger boy with a relative, Mr A Lennox, who owned The Arcade in Cookstown. He moved to Glasgow and was employed in one of the shops of the Maypole Dairy Company. While on active service in Mesopotamia, Private Silas Lennox contracted a fever and died a few days later, on 22nd July 1916.