1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Lewis Meenagh was born in Drumglass, Dungannon about 1884. The 1901 census shows Lewis as 17 years old. He is living with his brothers and sisters at Georges Street, Dungannon. It appears both his parents have died. Lewis is working as a linen lapper. By 1911, Lewis is married to Catherine and living in Beragh, County Tyrone. They have a new-born daughter called Margaret. Lewis is working as a postman. Lewis Meenagh enlisted in Omagh. Private Lewis Meenagh was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action at the Somme on 1st July 1916, aged 32.
Using the D919 from Arras to Amiens you will drive through the villages of Bucquoy, Puisieux then Serre Les Puisieux (approximately 20 kilometres south of Arras). On leaving Serre Les Puisieux, 3 kilometres further along the D919, turn left following the signs for Auchonvillers. At the crossroads in the village centre, follow the signs for 'Newfoundland Park, Beaumont Hamel'. "Y" Ravine Cemetery is located within the Park.