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PO/15996   Lance Corporal Andrew Lagan
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 07/03/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: HMS Victory, Royal Marine Light Infantry Unit (British Navy)
Date Of Birth: 07/04/1894
Died: 16/11/1914 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
Summary      
Lance Corporal Andrew Lagan was born about 1894 in Kildress, Cookstown. Lance Corporal Andrew Lagan was serving at HMS Victory, a Royal Navy Barracks/Base in Portsmouth when he died on Monday 16 November 1914. He was 20 years old. He is buried in Southampton Old Cemetery in Hampshire England. The CWGC record Lance Corporal Andrew Lagan as the son of William and Annie Lagan of 43 Wood Street, Grangetown, Yorkshire.
Further Information
Andrew Lagan was the son of William and Annie Lagan.
Naval records suggest he was born on 7th April 1894 in Kildress, Cookstown. However no GRONI record can be found for this.
He was listed in the ‘Ledger’ as being with the Princess Helena, a hired paddle minesweeper, for a time.
Lance Corporal Andrew Lagan was serving at HMS Victory, a Royal Navy Barracks/Base in Portsmouth when he was killed or died by means other than disease, accident or enemy action on Monday 16 November 1914. He was 20 years old.
Lance Corporal Andrew Lagan is buried in Southampton Old Cemetery in Hampshire England.
The CWGC record Lance Corporal Andrew Lagan as the son of William and Annie Lagan of 43 Wood Street, Grangetown, Yorkshire.
Many thinks to Alan Rosborough, who posted the grave photo on our Facebook page and added a date of birth.
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Relevant Cookstown Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Kildress area Kildress-Tullagh Born in Kildress area 54.648508 -6.844392
References and Links
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1 Facebook - Our own group Photo of Lance Corporal Andrew Lagan's grave
2 Naval History - November 1914 Lists Lance Corporal Andrew Lagan
3 War Graves Photographic Project Gravestone photo of Andrew Lagan can be purchased here.
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