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   Major William Ryan Lyle
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 07/08/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Special List (British Army)
Died: 22/05/1918 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 67
William Ryan Lyle was the son of Alexander and Deborah Lyle. William was born about 1851 in Donaghmore. William Ryan Lyle was the husband of Agnes Stewart Lyle. Major William Ryan Lyle was in the old Mid Ulster Artillery. 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. Major William Ryan Lyle died of wounds 22nd May 1918 wounds at The Grove, Hillingdon, London.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Hillingdon and Uxbridge Cemetery
  London, Middlesex, 
Grave Ref: Grave F-1-2
CWGC Casualty 389620
Hillingdon House Canadian Convalescent Hospital was opened in September 1915 and taken over by the Royal Flying Corps in 1917. During the Second World War, many of the hospitals in Middlesex, including those at Hillingdon and Uxbridge, became Military Station Hospitals and the Royal Air Force station at Uxbridge played a significant role throughout the war.
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1 1901 Census lists Lyle family Lists William as age 48 living with his wife at house 29 in Donaghmore, Donaghmore, Tyrone
2 Photo of Major William Ryan Lyle's headstone
3 London Gazette - 13/08/1914 William Ryan Lyle was made Temporary Captain
4 Mother's ancestry William born in Donaghmore House, County Tyrone,Northern Ireland about 1851
5 National Archives - Will Calendars Frances Jane Lyle left William 13,329
6 National Archives - Will Calendars Elizabeth Winder Lyle left William 26,636
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of William Ryan Lyle's gravestone can be purchased here
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