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LYNN, William James Private 10302 1st Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
Born: Shankill, Co Antrim (Co. Tipperary)*Resided: Bristol Street, North Belfast Enlisted: Belfast (*June 1912).
Age: 21 Date of Death: 12/05/1915 Cause: Died of wounds (Sustained Gallipoli).
Military service: Private Lynn had three years service at the time of his death. He entered the French Theatre of operations on 23/8/14 with 2 Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He was wounded during the battle of Mons and was sent home to Ireland to recover. He was posted to 1st Bn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in March 1915 for service in Gallipoli.
Family Notes: Son of Robert Atkinson Lynn and Mary Ann Lynn, of 57 Bristol St., North Belfast.
Religion: Presbyterian. Trade/profession: Regular Soldier (From 1912). Groom (1911 Census).
Official intimation is to hand that Lance Corporal William J. Lynn (10302), 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, died on May 29, of wounds received in action at the Dardanelles. Deceased had three years service, and at the outbreak of war was stationed with the 2nd battalion at Dover, leaving there last August for France and receiving wounds at the retreat from Mons. After recovering, he was for some time stationed in Donegal, being transferred to the 1st Battalion at Rugby, which town he left for the Mediterranean last March. He was the second son of Mr. Robert Lynn of 57 Bristol Street Belfast.   The Belfast Evening Telegraph, 25 June 1915.
 
LYNN – W. J. In loving memory of Lance-Corporal W. J. Lynn, 1st Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who died of wounds received in action at the Dardanelles, on 29th May 1915. Deeply regretted by his father, Mother, brothers, sisters, 57 Bristol Street.                                           The Belfast Evening Telegraph, 29 May 1916.
 
Other notes: Private Lynn’s Medal Index Card does not give a date for his entry into either the French or Gallipoli Theatre of Operations; his Index Card shows him as “Died 12/5/1915”. The 1914 Star Medal Rolls show his date of entry into the French Theatre as “23/8/1914”.
Census Notes: The 1911 Census shows William (aged 17) residing with his parents, Robert Atkinson (Gardner, aged 45) and Mary Ann (aged 48) at, No. 56, Bristol Street, North Belfast; also present were his sisters’ Margaret Ann (aged 20), Mary Ann (aged 15), Emily (aged 13), Violet (aged 12), and his brothers, John (aged 10) and Francis Edward (aged 7); his parents stated that during their marriage they had eight children, seven of whom were alive at the time of the Census. The family was shown on the 1901 Census (residing at, Cherrymount, Cronebane, Co. Wicklow) as follows; Robert (Steward Domestic Servant, aged 35) and Mary Ann (aged 39) and their children Margaret (aged 10), Robert (aged 8), William (born Co. Tipperary, aged 7), Mary Ann (aged 5), Emily (aged 3), Violet (aged 2) and John (aged 4 months).
Special Note: Private Lynn’s place of birth is listed on the IWM records and Soldiers Died (Part 32) as “Shankill, Co. Antrim”, the 1901 And 1911 Census returns show his place of birth as “Co. Tipperary”. The date of death given in the above newspaper items (29/5/15) are at variance to the date listed by the IWM records, Soldiers Died (Part 32) and the CWGC.
Grave/Memorial: D. 3. Lancashire Landing Cemetery.
Other Memorials: Private Lynn is commemorated on, the Agnes Street Presbyterian Church, World War I Memorial (now held at the Somme Heritage Centre, Newtownards, Co. Down).
IWM Records Page No: Volume V, Page 161.

His CWGC  page may be viewed here;



Edited by Mal Murray - 18 Nov 2016 at 14:56
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Thanks Mal, absolutely fantastic my great great uncle William James Lynn is honoured and remembered on here.

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