Captain John Marcus Tyrrell

Regiment: Royal Irish Fusiliers
Attached: Royal Air Force
Date published: 12/07/1918
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 20/06/1918
Age at death: 23
Cemetery: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Plot: VII. B. 51.
Information: Captain John Marcus Tyrrell, Royal Irish Fusiliers, attached Royal Air Force, second soldier son of Alderman Tyrrell, J.P., Belfast, was killed on active service in France on June 20th, 1918, aged 23 years. He was educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution, and was a second year medical student at Queen's University when war was declared. He received his commission in the Royal Irish Fusiliers in August, 1914, and was promoted Captain in March, 1916. He saw much service with his regiment until, early in 1916, he was seconded for service with the Royal Flying Corps, being promoted Flight Commander in February last.