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S/13144   Private Silas Lennox
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 26/05/1894
Died: 22/07/1916 (Died of Illness)
Age: 21
Silas Lennox was the son of Eccles and Martha Lennox. By 1883 the family were living in the Magherafelt area. Silas Lennox was born on 26th May 1894 in the Bellaghy, Magherafelt. He was one of sixteen children. Silas worked for a while as a messenger boy with a relative, Mr A Lennox, who owned The Arcade in Cookstown. He moved to Glasgow and was employed in one of the shops of the Maypole Dairy Company. While on active service in Mesopotamia, Private Silas Lennox contracted a fever and died a few days later, on 22nd July 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Basra War Cemetery
Grave Ref: Grave 6-E-7
CWGC Casualty 510366
Basra is a town on the west bank of the Shatt-al-Arab, 90 kilometres from its mouth in the Persian Gulf. The cemetery is about 8 kilometres north-west of Basra.
Local Memorial Details

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

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 156
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 Castledawson War Dead Details of Private Silas Lennox including photo
2 Lance Corporal Hugh Lennox Brother of Private Silas Lennox
3 Magherafelt War Dead Also listed on Magherafelt War Dead
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 Reference to Silas's father's murder Silas's father was shot dead in a railway car.
6 Reference to Silas's parents Reports on Silas's father Eccles murder in Canada.
7 Reference to Silas's parents Silas Lennox was one of 16 children.
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023