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26672   Private Edward Lavelle
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 27/07/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 20th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 07/01/1892
Died: 24/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 24
Edward Lavelle was the son of Hugh and Lucy Lavelle. He was born on 7th January 1892 in County Fermanagh, probably Creevehill. They were a farming family who lived in Creevehill, Cross, County Fermanagh. Private Edward Lavelle was serving with the 20th Battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France on 24th July 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 3C-3D
CWGC Casualty 799492
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July. The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme is a war memorial to 72,337 missing British and South African servicemen who died in the Battles of the Somme of the First World War between 1915 and 1918, with no known grave. It is near the village of Thiepval, Picardy in France. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, Thiepval has been described as "the greatest executed British work of monumental architecture of the twentieth century"
Local Memorial Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Memorial WW1 - Panel 1 Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 34
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1 1901 Census lists Lavelle family Lists Edward as age 9 living with the family at house 25 in Creevehill, Cross, Fermanagh
2 1911 Census lists Lavelle family Lists Edward as age 18 living with the family at house 11 in Creevehill, Cross, Fermanagh
3 Creevehill, Cross Details of Creevehill
4 Ireland Memorial Record Lists Edward Lavelle, born Fermanagh
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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