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17/1167 Rifleman James Lyness

  9th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles

             7th June 1917

Born in Shankill,Belfast in 1878.

In the Irish census taken on 31-03-1901,He is recorded living wtih his wife,Mary Jane ( nee Stewart(married 1898)) and his 1 year old son William on Back Lane,Lisburn,County Antrim.

He was employed as a hackle setter.

He enlisted into the 9th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles and   was killed in action on 07-06-1917.    

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