9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Alexander McLernon was born in the parish of Derryloran, Cookstown, the husband of Sarah Jane McLernon (nee Nelson). He was employed at Gunning’s Factory, Milburn, Cookstown, before he enlisted with the 9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. On 1st July 1916, when the 9th Inniskillings made their advance toward the Schwaben Redoudt, Alexander McLernon was seen to have been severely wounded. At the end of July, Mrs. Sarah Jane McLernon received a letter stating that all efforts to find her husband had failed and he hoped that he may still be alive and a prisoner of war.