1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Archibald Lyness

Contributed by: Douglas Mowbray, on 2008-11-08

Archibald Lyness
Rank
First Name Archibald
Surname Lyness
Year of Birth 1886
Year of Death 1960
Regiment Royal Irish Regiment
Place of Wartime Residence Lurgan, Armagh

Archibald's Story

Archie, as he was known joined the 16th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles in October 1914. This battalion was formed at Brownlow House in Lurgan. Training for these men included trench digging in Lurgan Park, road laying from Castle Lane to Brownlow House and military exercises between Lurgan and Portadown.

ARCHIE LYNESS WAS AWARDED A CERTIFICATE FOR BRAVERY, RIFLEMAN A. LYNESS No.924 16TH BAT ROYAL IRISH RIFLES FOR GALLANTRY IN RESCUSING WOUNDED MEN ON THE 1ST AND 2ND OF JULY 1916, FROM NO MANS LAND AT HAMEL.

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