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S/13144   Private Silas Lennox
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 26/05/1894
Died: 22/07/1916 (Died of Illness)
Age: 21
Summary      
Silas Lennox was a son of Eccles and Martha Lennox, of Coagh Street, Cookstown, and later of 61 Cowlairs Road, Springburn, Glasgow. He was born at Bellaghy but lived in Cookstown. In Glasgow, he enlisted with the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders and later transferred to the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). While in Mesopotamia, Silas Lennox contracted a fever and died a few days later, on 22nd July 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Basra War Cemetery
  Basra 
Grave Ref: Grave 6-E-7
CWGC Casualty 510366
Summary      
Basra is a town on the west bank of the Shatt-al-Arab, 90 kilometres from its mouth in the Persian Gulf. The cemetery is about 8 kilometres north-west of Basra.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 156
References and Links
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1 Castledawson War Dead Details of Private Silas Lennox including photo
2 Hugh Lennox Brother of Silas Lennox
3 Magherafelt War Dead Also listed on Magherafelt War Dead
4 Reference to Silas's father's murder Silas's father was shot dead in a railway car.
5 Reference to Silas's parents Reports on Silas's father Eccles murder in Canada.
6 Reference to Silas's parents Silas Lennox was one of 16 children.