Andrew Wylie was the oldest son of Robert and Margaret Wylie. Andrew was born in the Moneymore area on 11th November 1875. He was the oldest of eight children. They were a farming family who lived in Mabuoy, Lissan. Prior to enlisting, Andrew was living at Store Street, Lemington, Newcastle upon Tyne, with his wife Elizabeth. He was a miner. Private Wylie was serving with the 23rd Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers when he was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.