Joseph Lynch

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: February 1914
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 240343
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 5th Battalion
  • Place of Death:
  • Age at Death: 21
  • Date of Death: 23/10/1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier and Face 10 A.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 20 Pole Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Mill Worker
  • Mother:

    Mary Lynch, 20 Pole St, Dundee

  • Father:

    Edward Lynch, 20 Pole St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    7 siblings

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Joseph Lynch

Joseph has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

Joseph Lynch   240343   Black Watch

News has been received by Mrs Lynch, 20 Pole Street, Dundee, that her son, Private Joseph Lynch, Black Watch, was killed in action on the 23rd October.  Private Lynch enlisted in February 1914, and went to the front in October 1914.  Prior to joining the colours, he was a millworker.  He was 21 years of age.

LYNCH___Killed in action, on 23rd October, 1916, 1876 Private Joseph Lynch, signaller, Headquarters, Black Watch.  B.E.F.  – Inserted by his sorrowing father and mother and family.  Mr and Mrs Edward Lynch, 20 Pole Street, Polepark Road, Dundee.

Dundee People’s Journal 11th November 1916

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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