Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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01/05/2020 02152
30/11/2016 Private James Lavery has no known grave and is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France.
30/11/2016 Private James Edward Lavery was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Monday 7th October 1918.
30/11/2016 Although the family were living in Belfast, James was probably working in Cookstown.
30/11/2016 James Lavery later transferred to the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
30/11/2016 James Lavery enlisted in Cookstown, joining the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers with service number 18467.
30/11/2016 Joseph and Mary had four children: Joseph Lavery, Mary Lavery, Francis Lavery (born 13th May 1891) Thomas Lavery (born about 1894), Mary Elizabeth Lavery (born 29th May 1895), Peter Lavery (born 13th July 1904).
30/11/2016 It seems reasonable to assume that the Joseph and Mary listed are the two people referred to by the CWGC. The most likely possibility is that Mary was not his mother and his father remarried. James was born about 1884. Joseph and Mary were married in July 1890.
30/11/2016 The 1911 census does not list James Edward as living with the family at house 29 in Lagan Street, Belfast.
30/11/2016 The 1901 census does not list James Edward as living with the family at house 37 in Friendly Street, Belfast. Joseph was a van driver.
30/11/2016 Joseph Lavery married Mary Moan on 30th July 1890 in Belfast.
30/11/2016 The CWGC record Private James Edward Lavery as the son of Joseph and Mary Lavery of 31 Lagan Street, Belfast.
30/11/2016 James Edward Lavery was born about 1884.
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