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13/02/2018 Known family: Eccles Lennox, Martha Lennox, Eccles Lennox (born 29th January 1883), Lizzie Ann Lennox (born 2nd January 1885), William James Lennox (born 25th September 1887), Bella Jane Lennox (born about 1890), Hugh Lennox (born 11th April 1892), Silas Lennox (born 26th May 1894), Hannah Lennox (born 16th April 1897), George Lennox (born 20th July 1899). All listed were born in the Magherafelt area.
13/02/2018 Silas Lennox was born on 26th May 1894 in the Bellaghy, Magherafelt. He was one of sixteen children.
13/02/2018 By 1883 the family were living in the Magherafelt area.
13/02/2018 Silas Lennox was the son of Eccles and Martha Lennox. Eccles Lennox & Martha Tomb were married in September 1881 in Glasgow.
13/02/2018 There is no listing of the Lennox family in the 1901 census, and no more children can be found in the GRONI records, so it is assumed they moved to Scotland.
30/12/2015 And in perfect peace he sleeps,
30/12/2015 God’s will is shall be done!
30/12/2015 The news was sad, the blow was hard,
30/12/2015 Twas she who loved you best.
30/12/2015 Your mother misses you most of all,
30/12/2015 But peaceful is your rest
30/12/2015 Short was your life, my darling son,
30/12/2015 With a manly heart, he did his part
30/12/2015 Till he meets again with his loved ones
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30/12/2015 'Now the earthly fight is over,
30/12/2015 At the time of his death, Silas had two brothers on active service in the army. He also had three brother-in-laws who were also serving.
30/12/2015 While on active service in Mesopotamia, Private Silas Lennox contracted a fever and died a few days later, on 22nd July 1916. He was 21 years old and had little more than six months service.
30/12/2015 Silas enlisted around December 1915 with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and later transferred to the 2nd Battalion of the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Silas had previously being rejected three times owing to the state of his health prior to being passed fit.
30/12/2015 Angels, carefully him keeps.
30/12/2015 My dear beloved son'
30/12/2015 Silas worked for a while as a messenger boy with a relative, Mr. A. Lennox, who owned the ‘The Arcade’ in Cookstown.
30/12/2015 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 12th August 1916:
30/12/2015 LENNOX – 22 July at a Military Hospital, Mesopotamia (of fever), Private Silas Lennox, Black Watch, son of Mrs Martha Lennox, Cookstown.
30/12/2015 Deeply regretted by his sorrowing mother, brothers, sisters and other relatives.
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30/12/2015 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 12th August 1916: Private Silas Lennox
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30/12/2015 Private Silas Lennox, Black Watch, son of Mrs Martha Lennox, Coagh Street, Cookstown, who died of fever in Mesopotamia while on active service, on 22nd June. The deceased, who was 21 years of age, had little more than six months service, he being three times rejected owing to the state of his health prior to being passed fit. Brought up in Cookstown, he was employed by Mr Lennox, ‘The Arcade’ as a messenger in his boyhood. Between three and four years ago he went to Glasgow where he was employed in one of the shops of the Maypole Dairy Company up to the time of his enlistment. He had more than once been promoted by his employers and his future seemed very promising. He was a quiet kindly disposition and much respected by all who knew him and his early death is greatly regretted. Mrs Lennox has two other sons on active service as well as three sons-in-law, one of the latter being a prisoner in Germany.
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30/12/2015 When he moved to Glasgow he was employed in one of the shops of the Maypole Dairy Company, where he received promotion and his job seemed secure.
30/12/2015 Private Silas Lennox is interred in plot 6, row E, grave 7 at Basra War Cemetery, Iraq.
30/12/2015 The CWGC record Private Silas Lennox as the son of Eccles and Martha Lennox, of 61 Cowlairs Road, Springburn, Glasgow.
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30/12/2015 Eccles Lennox died in Canada after leaving wife Martha and 5 of their children in Glasgow. Eccles Lennox was murdered 17 Nov.1908. Had been working at Portage La Prairie for Grand Trunk Railroad and sent £500 home to wife in Scotland. Several versions of death, trial, etc. available on-line.
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