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.