1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record


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

Thomas Lyness
First Name THOMAS
Surname LYNESS
Year of Birth 1896
Year of Death 1966
Regiment Royal Irish Fusiliers
Place of Wartime Residence LURGAN, Armagh

THOMAS's Story

Thomas a farmer from Drumgor and experience with horses on the farm would make good use of his skills, one of his jobs was looking after a team of horses that were used to supply ordnance to his comrades on the frontline.

“ He has always been a capable and reliable soldier with a good character”

The battlefield was a very dangerous and confusing place the noise from the bombardment of shells from the German army was continuous throughout the day and night. One account Thomas was to tell his family was he found himself lost late one dark evening along with his team of horses after delivering his supply of ammunition to the troops. Knowing how well his team of horses new there way around the battlefield he decided he would drop the reins of the horses and his instinct was right, the team of horses made there way back to camp.

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