Andrew Conlan was the son of Patrick and Sarah Conlan. He was born in Donaghmore, County Tyrone on 4th March 1881. By 1901 Andrew was a 20 year old postman living in Donaghmore. Andrew later moved to Newcastle-on-Tyne and married. Private Andrew Conlan was serving with the 26th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers when he was killed in action whilst acting as stretcher-bearer on 28th April 1917.