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15511   Lance Corporal Charles J Eyre
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
Charles Eyre was born in Sligo about 1897. He was the son of Mary Elizabeth Eyre. The 1901 census records him as living in Corvanaghan, Ballynasollus, Tyrone with his great grandfather. He was 5 years old. He was for many years employed in Cookstown as an undertaker’s assistant with Mr. John Mayne and was an active member of Cookstown Boy’s Brigade. By 1911 he was living at 25 Church Street Coleraine. Lance Corporal Charles Eyre was killed in the advance at the Somme on 1 July 1916. He was 19 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Panel 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 751002
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 1927 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 134
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Charles 1901 census lists Charles as age 5 living with grandparents at house 19 in Corvanaghan, Ballynasollus
2 1911 Census lists Charles 1911 census lists Charles Joseph as age 14 living as a boarder at house 25 in Church Street, Coleraine
3 Lennox Wylie - Coleraine Heroes Commemorated in Terrace Row Presbyterian Church, includes photo
4 Lennox Wylie - Coleraine Heroes Coleraine War Memorial also lists Charles Eyre, link includes portrait
5 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Charles Eyre
6 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023