Diamond War Memorial Project

Major Charles James William Kane Lendrum

3rd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Regimental Number ----
Born: ---- Died: 1916-11-13 Aged: -- Enlisted: ------


Son of Mrs J. V. Lendrum, The Cottage, Bundoran, County Donegal, and Captain James Lendrum, Seaforth Highlanders. Cousin of Lieutenant Colonel McClintock, D.L., commanding officer of the 3rd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

Major Lendrum entered the army in 1906, as a second lieutenant in the Inniskilling Fusiliers, from which he retired with the rank of lieutenant. He then went to Ceylon, where he became a tree planter, and, in April 1915, he came home to take up a commission, and was appointed lieutenant in the Special Reserve of his old regiment at Londonderry, where he became well known and very popular. He was promoted captain on July 24, 1915, and on August 2, 1915, left for the Front. For some time he had been second in command of an Inniskilling battalion, with the temporary rank of major.