203 1st Ave NE, Waverly, IA 50677

First Sergeant John Tyrell

First Sergeant John Tyrell was born on 1839 in Rochester, NY and died June 25, 1865 in Augusta, GA.

John Tyrell entered the Infantry on August 8, 1862, in Marengo, IA, served during the Civil War era and reached the rank of First Sergeant before being discharged on June 25, 1865 in Marietta, GA.

John Tyrell is buried at Harlington Cemetery in Waverly, Iowa and can be located at

  • Wounded in Action: Yes
  • Died in Service: Yes

Armed Forces Grave Registration

Wounded severely Sept. 19 1864 at Winchester Va. taken prisoner at Helena Ark. Dec. 29 1861 died at Augusta GA form disease buried at Marietta Go National cemetery sect K.
Born in NY Rochester 1845 came with his parents Mr and Mrs Nicholas Tyrell to McHenry Co. Ill in 1847 and to Bremer Co. Ia. in 1857 by vocarion he was a store mason and while her worked in Bremer Co’s first court house. Nicholas Tyrrell was born in Iceland was made a mason in Iceland and was founder of Tyrrell lodge 116 at Waverly Ia. John was a member here he went to Marenga Ia. where he enlisteed as 1st Sgt1.. of Co. G. 28 Ia. Inf. at age of 24 years. Was wounded severly in battle, taken prisoner ex-changed reached his unit but his hearlth was broken and he died of disease while Co. was at Augusta Ga. buried in Natl. Cemetery Go but memorial was erected here at Waverly Ia.

He had a nephew Frank Tyrrell in service in Co. K. 3rd. Ia. Infl and a brother Lt. Edward Tyrrell who as 1st. Lt. of Co. Ga 9 Ia. was first officer killex as he led his men over the breast works at seigh of Vicksburg Miss.

Ia. Roster of Co.5 28 Ia. Col. Inf. listed his man as John Tyerrell. John is O.K. read abouve again the family always spell the name Tyrrell the Roster gives wring spelling.”