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12874   Private John Lavelle
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 24/09/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Highland Light Regiment (British Army)
Died: 25/09/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 25
John Lavelle was the son of Charles Lavelle. He was born in Ballynakelly, Coalisland. The 1901 census records Johnís mother had died some years earlier. His father was a farm labourer. Private John Lavelle was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry when he was killed in action in France on Saturday 25th September 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Loos Memorial
  Loos-en-Gohelle, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref: Panel 108-112
CWGC Casualty 733867
Loos-en-Gohelle is a village 5 kilometres north-west of Lens, and Dud Corner Cemetery is located about 1 kilometre west of the village, to the north-east of the N943, the main Lens to Bethune road.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Lavelle family Lists John as age 15 living with the family at house 79 in Coalisland, Tullyniskane
2 1911 Census lists new Lavelle family Does not list John as living with the family at house 2 in Annagher, Meenagh, Tyrone
3 Photo of Private John Lavelle's death penny
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of John Lavelle
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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