Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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09/08/2020 Frederick was the husband of Jean Parker. They lived at Sandhurst in Cookstown for a time. They had a son.
09/08/2020 Notification has been received from the War Office of the death, which occurred in Italy, of Frederick McLernon (Freddie), youngest son of the late Mr F J McLernon and Mrs McLernon of Queen Street, Magherafelt, and formerly resident (for some time after his marriage to Miss Parker) at Sandhurst, Cookstown. He leaves one son. He was educated at Rainey Endowed School and had been recently home on furlough.
09/08/2020 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 6th January 1945:
09/08/2020 Prior to his death, Lance Corporal Frederick McLernon had recently been home on furlough.
08/04/2020 Francis John McLernon initially married Sara Ann Eakin on 6th August 1888 in the district of Magherafelt. (GRONI Ref M/1888/N1/1848/1/29).
08/04/2020 They had six children, all born in Magherafelt.
08/04/2020 Family: Francis John McLernon, Sarah Ann McLernon, Mary McLernon (born 3rd October 1889, died ?), Margaret McLernon (born 21st December 1890), Jane McLernon (born 22nd September 1893), Mary Hadassah McLernon (born 21st November 1895), Francis John McLernon (born 30th June 1898, died 7th June 1901), Sarah Eliza McLernon (born 12th December 1900).
08/04/2020 The 1901 census lists the family at house 8 in Market Street, Magherafelt. Francis was a grocer.
08/04/2020 Francis John McLernon then married Martha Ann Miller on 27th February 1903 in the district of Magherafelt. (GRONI Ref M/1903/N1/1857/4/112).
08/04/2020 They had seven children, all born in Magherafelt.
08/04/2020 Family: Francis John McLernon, Martha Ann McLernon, William McLernon (born 6th December 1903), Matthew McLernon (born 4th April 1905), Benjamin McLernon (born 19th October 1906), John McLernon (born 10th October 1908), Evelyn McLernon (born 11th February 1911), Frederick Lindsay McLernon (born 4th November 1912, twin), Francis McLernon (born 4th November 1912, twin).
08/04/2020 The 1911 census lists the family at house 39 in Queen Street, Magherafelt. Francis was described as a provisions merchant.
08/04/2020 Frederick Lindsey McLernon was born on 4th November 1912. He had a twin sister, Frances. They were the youngest of the family.
08/04/2020 Frederick Lindsay McLernon was the youngest son of Francis John McLernon.
08/04/2020 Frederick McLernon served with the Royal Ulster Rifles in World War Two.
08/04/2020 Lance Corporal Frederick McLernon was attached to the 2nd Battalion of the London Irish Rifles when he died on 12th December 1944 in Italy.
08/04/2020 Lance Corporal Frederick McLernon is buried in Santerno Valley War Cemetery, south of Bologna in Italy. His inscription reads: FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH. REMEMBERED ALWAYS BY HIS LOVING WIFE, SON AND MOTHER
08/04/2020 Frederick’s twin sister Frances also attended the Rainey School and she is mentioned in their Roll of Honour as having served with the L.A.C.W. and the W.A.A.F.
08/04/2020 Lance Corporal Frederick McLernon is commemorated locally on Castledawson War Memorial.
08/04/2020 Lance Corporal Frederick McLernon is listed on page 115 of the Castledawson War Dead Book – ‘They Didn’t Come Home.’
08/04/2020 The CWGC record Lance Corporal Frederick Lindsey McLernon as the son of Francis John and Martha Ann McLernon. He is also recorded as being the husband of Jean McLernon of Aughnacloy, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
08/04/2020 Frederick attended the Rainey School in Magherafelt from 1926 to 1930.
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