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4064   Private Michael Lawn
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 23/12/1893
Died: 17/05/1915 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 21
Michael Lawn was born at Urney, County Tyrone, and lived at Blackhill, Cookstown. He worked in Adairís Mill at Greenvale, He was 19 years old when he was called up at the outbreak of the First World War. He had spent almost eight months at the Front, before he was severely wounded on the 16th May 1915 during the opening of the Battle of Festubert. He was taken to a Casualty Clearing Station and died of his wounds on the 17th May 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Lillers Communal Cemetery
  Lillers, Pas-de-Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 3-A-44
CWGC Casualty 2947642
Lillers is a small town about 15 kilometres west-north-west of Bethune and the Communal Cemetery and Extension lie to the north of the town. From the Mairie in the centre of the town, head north on the D182, after 500 metres turn right onto Rue St Venant. The cemetery is a further 200 metres on the left hand side. Within the Communal Cemetery the Commonwealth war graves are situated on the right hand side half way up the cemetery central path, and the Extension is at the far right end of the Communal Cemetery. Both cemeteries are signposted.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 1927 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 54
2 Adairs Mill Greenvale
References and Links
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1 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
2 Private James King Fellow footballer
3 Private John McCaffrey Fellow footballer
4 Private Paddy Corey Fellow footballer
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Michael Lawn's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023