2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
17/05/1915 (Died of Wounds)
Michael Lawn was born at Urney, County Tyrone, and lived at Blackhill, Cookstown.
He worked in Adairís Mill at Greenvale, He was 19 years old when he was called up at the outbreak of the First World War. He had spent almost eight months at the Front, before he was severely wounded on the 16th May 1915 during the opening of the Battle of Festubert. He was taken to a Casualty Clearing Station and died of his wounds on the 17th May 1915.
Lillers is a small town about 15 kilometres west-north-west of Bethune and the Communal Cemetery and Extension lie to the north of the town. From the Mairie in the centre of the town, head north on the D182, after 500 metres turn right onto Rue St Venant. The cemetery is a further 200 metres on the left hand side. Within the Communal Cemetery the Commonwealth war graves are situated on the right hand side half way up the cemetery central path, and the Extension is at the far right end of the Communal Cemetery. Both cemeteries are signposted.