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602   Lance Corporal Hugh Lennox
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 11/04/1892
Died: 09/10/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 24
Hugh Lennox was the son of Eccles and Martha Lennox. Eccles Lennox & Martha Tomb were married Sept 1881 in Glasgow. They had 16 children. Hugh was born on 11th April 1892 in the Bellaghy. Some time between 1892 and 1897 the family moved to Cookstown. Hugh Lennox attended Oldtown National School and he worked at the nearby Millburn Factory. Hugh was well known in Cookstown as a football player. Hugh moved to Glasgow, where he joined the army, estimated to be around 1909. Hugh Lennox was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders when he was wounded in Salonika on 30th September 1916. Lance Corporal Hugh Lennox died of his wounds on 9th October 1916. He was 24 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery
  Thessalonika, Salonika, 12
Grave Ref: Grave 553
CWGC Casualty 625063
The Cemetery is on the northern outskirts of Thessalonika, it lies on the west side of the road to Serres, Langada Street, adjoining the Roman Catholic, French and Italian War Cemeteries.
Local Memorial Details

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

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 180
2 Oldtown National School
References and Links
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1 Castledawson War Dead Details of Lance Corporal Hugh Lennox
2 Photo of Lance Corporal Hugh Lennox's grave
3 Magherafelt War Dead Also listed on Magherafelt War Dead
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 Private Silas Lennox Brother of Lance Corporal Hugh Lennox
6 Reference to Hugh's father's murder Hugh's father was shot dead in a railway car.
7 Reference to Hugh's parents Reports on Hugh's father Eccles murder in Canada.
8 Reference to Hugh's parents Hugh Lennox was one of 16 children.
9 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Lance Corporal Hugh Lennox
10 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Lance Corporal Hugh Lennox's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023