Lehane, Cecil John James (No. 23975)

Lehane, Cecil John James (Cecil)


No. 23975, 8th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment        

Killed in action on Friday 26 October 1917 (aged 32)

No known grave


Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium (Panel 38 to 40)


In the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Debt of Honour Website it is recorded that Private Cecil John James Lehane’s wife Selina lived at 112 Gransham Road, Bangor.

Cecil John James Lehane was born in 1885 in Launceston, Cornwall and he worked as a chimney sweep.  He and Selina Louisa Searle were married in 1905 in Devonport, Devon and they had at least two children:

Emily (born in 1908)

May (born in 1911)

In 1911 the Lehane family lived at 27 Victory Street, East Devonport and Cecil declared his nationality to be Irish.

Cecil John James Lehane enlisted in Devonport, he served with the 8th Battalion Devonshire Regiment and was killed in action on 26 October 1917.

Private Cecil John James Lehane was 32 when he died and he has no known grave.

Private Cecil John James Lehane is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium.