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18090   Lance Corporal Francis John Lennox
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 11th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 09/02/1893
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
Francis John Lennox was the son of William S and Margaret Lennox. Francis was born in February 1893 in Castledawson. The family had a farm. By 1911, Francis was living and working with two of his brothers at their drapery business in William Street, Cookstown. Francis Lennox moved to Lisburn and was an Orangeman in Lisburn Lodge 557 and a member of the local UVF battalion. From 1912 he had been in charge of the woolens and ready-made department in Messrs. Duncans in Lisburn. Lance Corporal Francis John Lennox was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. He was 23 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Panel 15A-15B
CWGC Casualty 2056648
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

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 299
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Lennox family Lists John as age 8 living at house 25 in Aughrim, Ballyronan, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Elizabeth Lennox Possible listing of Francis' sister, a nurse living at house 11.1 in Cushendall Road, Ballymena Town, Antrim
3 1911 Census lists Lennox family Lists Francis John as age 16 living at house 13 in William Street Cookstown
4 1911 Census lists Lennox family Does not list Francis as living with the family at house 28 in Aughrim, Ballyronan, Londonderry
5 Castledawson War Dead Details of Lance Corporal Francis John Lennox
6 Facebook - Castledawson Life Francis John Lennox is pictured with his two sisters.
7 Forum Discussion Relatives of Lance Corporal Francis John Lennox
8 Lisburn in the Great War Lists Lance Corporal Francis John Lennox
9 Magherafelt War Dead Also listed on Magherafelt War Dead
10 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
11 Railway Street Presb. War Memorial James Lennox listed, believed to be Lance Corporal Francis Lennox
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023