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13411   Private John Lavery
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 15th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 27
John Lavery was born in Pomeroy, County Tyrone about 1889. The family moved to England. John was a labourer. At the outbreak of the war John was living in Blaydon-on-Tyne and enlisted on 27 August 1914 in Newcastle-on-Tyne. Private John Lavery was serving with the 15th Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Panel 14A-15C
CWGC Casualty 799521
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 Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 138
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 Blaydon War Memorial Details of Private John Lavery
2 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
3 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Private John Lavery
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023