Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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21/12/2022 Andrew Wylie enlisted in Newcastle-on-Tyne.
21/12/2022 Andrew Wylie was the oldest son of Robert and Margaret Wylie. Robert George Wylie and Margaret Donaghy were married on 6th July 1875 in the district of Cookstown.
21/12/2022 Andrew Wylie was born in the Moneymore area on 11th November 1875. He was the oldest of eight children. No birth record can be found for Susan.
21/12/2022 Family: Robert George Wylie, Margaret Wylie, Andrew Wylie (born 11th November 1875), Susan Wylie (born about 1880), Margaret Wylie (born 7th June 1881), Robert Wylie (born 15th March 1884), Isabella Wylie (born 9th December 1886), Thomas John Wylie (born 16th December 1888), George Wylie (born 6th June 1891), James Wylie (born 30th June 1894).
21/12/2022 The 1901 census does not list Andrew as living with the family at house 3 in Mabuoy, Lisson Upper, outside Moneymore. They were a farming family.
21/12/2022 Prior to enlisting, Andrew Wylie was living at Store Street, Lemington, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England. His wife was Elizabeth Jane Wylie. He was a miner.
21/12/2022 Private Andrew Wylie is also commemorated on Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, County Durham.
21/12/2022 Private Andrew Wylie was serving with the 23rd Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers (Tyneside Scottish) when he was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916
21/12/2022 Private Andrew Wylie has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial in France. The Thiepval Memorial, the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20 March 1918 and have no known grave. Over 90% of those commemorated died between July and November 1916.
21/12/2022 Private Andrew Wylie is commemorated locally on Cookstown War Memorial.
21/12/2022 The CWGC record Private Andrew Wylie as the son of Margaret and George Wylie of Mabuoy, Lissan, Cookstown, County Tyrone. He is also listed as the husband of Elizabeth Jane Thompson (formerly Wylie) of 2 Store Street, Lemington-on-Tyne.
21/12/2022 From page 8 of the Blaydon Courier dated 3rd March 1917:
21/12/2022 Private A Wylie, Northumberland Fusiliers, Ryton, killed.
21/12/2022 The 1911 census does not list Andrew as living with the family at house 16 in Mabuoy, Lissan Upper, outside Moneymore. They were farmers.
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