-“He met his death whilst engaged in destroying an enemy machine gun emplacement…..The Royal Irish Regiment has lost a smart and promising young officer, who, by his keen devotion to duty and tactful way, won the highest admiration of his brother officers and men in the division.” Commanding Officer
Lieutenant Lionel George Worthington-Eyre, Royal Field Artillery, who was killed in
action on July 14th last, was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Worthington-
Eyre, 12 Tivoli Terrace, Kingstown, and grandson of the late Mr. Thomas Stratford
Eyre, of Eyreville, Co. Galway. He was educated at Corrig School, Kingstown and
High School, Dublin, and at the outbreak of war was an engineering student in
Trinity College, where he was a member of the O.T.C. He obtained his commission
in the R.F.A. in June, 1915, and was gazetted in the following November. He was
Adjutant of the brigade for some time, was mentioned in dispatches by Sir Douglas
Haig in May last, and was promoted Captain just before he fell.
Source: Irish Life Magazine, 05 October 1917 (David Power)
Dublin Lionel George Worthington-Eyre Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery "D" Battery. 78th Bde 14/07/1917 23 Dublin (1901 Census) Killed in action Son of William Ingram Worthington-Eyre and Grace Geraldine Worthington-Eyre, of 12, Tivoli Terrace, South Kingstown, County Dublin. The Irish Times, July 14, 1922. Roll of Honour. In Memoriam. Worthington-Eyre-In memory of Lionel George Worthington-Eyre, Lieutenant (A.C). R.F.A., killed in action on the Arras front, 14th July, 1917, aged 22 years.
The Weekly Irish Times. Ireland’s Roll of Honour. August 4, 1917. Lieutenant L George Worthington-Eyre, Royal Field Artillery, killed in action on July 14th, was the seond son of Mr and mrs W J Worthington-Eyre, of 12 Tivoli Terrace, East, Kingstown, County Dublin, and grandson of the late Thomas Stratford Eyre, of Eyreville, County Galway, and was 23 years of age. He was educated at Corrig School, Kingstown, and High School, Dublin. He entered Trinity College, Dublin, at 18 yars of age, and at the outbreak of war was in the Engineering School. Having been a member of the Officers Training Corps he was gazetted second lieutenant in the Royal Artillery on June 23rd, 1915.
He was mentioned in despatches by Sir Douglas Haig on May 18th, 1917. His Major, writing to his mother, says;--“He met his death whilst engaged in destroying an enemy machine gun emplacement…..The Royal Irish Regiment has lost a smart and promising young officer, who, by his keen devotion to duty and tactful way, won the highest admiration of his brother officers and men in the division.” He has two brothers serving, Lieutenant W S Worthington-Eyre, R.E., in Egypt, and Robert Worthington-Eyre in the Australian Infantry. B. 9. Beaurains Road Cemetery, Beaurai
Source: Tom Burnell, war historian