Lundy, James (No. 5856)

Lundy, James

Rifleman

No. 5856, 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in action on Sunday 18 November 1917

No known grave

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium (Panel 138 to 140 & 162 to 162A & 163A)

BIOGRAPHY

In the Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 – 1919 database it is recorded that Rifleman James Lundy (No. 5856) was born in Ballygowan, lived in Carlisle and enlisted in Lisburn.

It is recorded in the Army Register of Soldiers’ Effects that Rifleman James Lundy (No. 5856) – alias John Lundy – was a son of James Lundy.

A James Lundy was born on 16 October 1884 in Killyleagh and he was a son of James and Mary Lundy (nee Brownlee).  James Lundy Senior worked as a labourer and he and Mary had had another son named James who was born on 6 November 1880 in Killyleagh and died two days later.

Rifleman James Lundy (No. 5856) served with the 6th, 5th and 1st Battalions of the Royal Irish Rifles and he was killed in action on 18 November 1917 while transporting supplies to the front line.  He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium.