Great War veterans remembered at last

Century long Kilrea War Memorial omission soon to be rectified

Great War veterans remembered at last

Edward Lennox, who was killed at Passchendaele in 1917. His brother James will soon be reunited with him on Kilrea War Memorial.

Alan Millar


Alan Millar


TWO Great War veterans omitted from the Roll of Honour on Kilrea War Memorial for over a century are to have their names added thanks to the researches of a dedicated living relative.

Kilrea born Lt Colonel Philip Holmes, himself a retired serviceman, now living in Devon, has recently unearthed the story of his mother's relatives - Rifleman Joseph McIntyre and Farrier James Lennox.

Because they had emigrated prior to the Great War and served in the New Zealand and US armed forces respectively, they were not included on Kilrea War Memorial.

Delighted that this oversight is in the process of being rectified, Philip said: “I recently researched my late mother's uncle, Joseph McIntyre, and cousin, James Lennox, who both served in World War One.

*Full story in this week's Chronicle*

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