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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 21/12/2022
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 23rd Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers (Tyneside Scottish) (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 11/11/1875
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 39
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Panel 10b-10c-10d
CWGC Casualty 1556289
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

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 150
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Wylie family 1901 census does not list Andrew as living with the family at house 3 in Mabuoy, Lisson Upper
2 1911 Census lists Wylie family 1911 census does not list Andrew as living with the family at house 16 in Mobuy, Lissan Upper
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
4 Ryton and District War Memorials Project Includes address in Lemington and photo.
5 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Private Andrew Wylie
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023