Jack Staples Molesworth Lenox-Conyngham was born November 23, 1861 in Moneymore, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, the third son of Sir William Lenox-Conyngham KCB DL and Laura Calvert (Arbuthnot) Lenox-Conyngham. He was the brother of Lt-Colonel William Arbuthnot Lenox-Conyngham OBE DL, George Hugh Lenox-Conyngham, Elizabeth Mary (Lenox-Conyngham) Clark, Sir Gerald Ponsonby Lenox-Conyngham FRS, Major Hubert Maxwell Lenox-Conyngham and Harriet Alice Katherine Lenox-Conyngham.
Jack joined the army in January 1881 as a Second Lieutenant and was soon promoted to First Lieutenant.
He married Harriet Violet Donaldson (daughter of Henry Beveridge Donaldson of Melbourne, Australia) on 17 December 1891.
They had no children.
He served with the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the Connaught Rangers, and was promoted to the rank of Captain in 1889. He attained a field rank in July 1900, and was appointed second in command of the 2nd Battalion Connaught Rangers in February 1906.
In the Ireland census of 1911 Jack and his wife Violet (along with two servants) were recorded Curragh Military Camp (Kildare, Kildare), Ireland.
He retired from the Army on half pay in January 1912.
He attained the rank of Commanding Officer of the Connaught Rangers 6th Battalion, a new volunteer Battalion, which was formed at Kilworth, County Cork in September 1914, and assigned to the 47th Brigade 16th Irish Division.
Lieutenant Colonel Jack Staples Molesworth Lenox-Conyngham died on September 3, 1916 in Guillemont, France while leading the VI Battalion Connaught Rangers to the Front armed only with an ancient revolver. He is buried at the Carnoy Military Cemetary near Albert, France.
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