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26/05/2018
26/05/2018 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 7th November 1914:
26/05/2018 Captain (and Honorary-Major) William Ryan Lyle, late of the Mid Ulster Royal Garrison Artillery (formerly of Donaghmore House, but latterly residing at Larchmoor, Stoke-Poges, Buckinghamshire) has been appointed temporary captain in the army. Major Lyle was connected with the Mid Ulster Royal Garrison Artillery, stationed at Dungannon for upwards of twenty-seven years, and was greatly respected alike by officers and men. He took a deep interest in all departments of the work, and although advancing in years, he has lost none of his old vim. During the annual trainings of the militia, as the Mid Ulsters were popularly called the sub often pulled the Majorís leg, especially after retiring from the mess. A frequent practical joke was to fill a bath of water after the Major had retired for the night and empty it on his tent. The Major would suddenly appear armed with the first weapon he could lay hands on, but in the darkness the boys generally managed to escape.
22/10/2017 William Ryan Lyle was made Temporary Captain on 30th November 1914.
31/03/2017 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 25th May 1918:
31/03/2017 Major William Ryan Lyle is buried in Hillingdon Uxbridge Cemetery, London.
31/03/2017 Captain William Ryan Lyle, of Donaghmore, County Tyrone, died of wounds at The Grove, Hillingdon on, 22nd May 1918. The deceased held the honorary rank of major in the old Mid Ulster Artillery.
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30/12/2015 William Ryan Lyle was the husband of Agnes Stewart Lyle.
30/12/2015 Major William Ryan Lyle was in the old Mid Ulster Artillery.
30/12/2015 The 1901 census lists William as age 48 living with his wife at house 29 in Donaghmore, Donaghmore, Tyrone. He is described as a Major in the Military Artillery and Wholesale Wine and Spirit Merchant.
30/12/2015 Major William Ryan Lyle died of wounds 22nd May 1918 wounds at The Grove, Hillingdon, London. He was 67 years old.
30/12/2015 The CWGC record Major Lyle as the son of Alexander Mackenzie Lyle and the husband of Agnes S. Lyle, of "The Grove," Hillingdon.
30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier and Dungannon News dated Thursday 30 May 1918:
30/12/2015 William Ryan Lyle was the son of Alexander Mackenzie Lyle. William was born about 1851 in County Tyrone.
30/12/2015 Captain William Ryan Lyle, Donaghmore, died of wounds at The Grove, Hillingdon on 22nd May 1918. The deceased held the honourable rank of Major in the old Mid Ulster Artillery.
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