This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 12004
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
- Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death: 20
- Date of Death: 16.11.1914
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 38
- Date of Birth: 25.12.1893
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 20 Hilltown, Dundee
- Occupation: Mill Worker, Don & Duncan, Mid St, Dundee
Martha Lynch, 20 Hilltown, Dundee
More about Patrick Lynch
Patrick has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial.
Patrick Lynch 12004 Highland Light Infantry
DUNDEE SOLDIERS KILLED IN THE TRENCHES.
H.L.I. AND BLACK WATCH PRIVATES.
Dundee’s roll of her sons who have died for their King and country is daily increased. Information reached the city yesterday of the death of Private Patrick Lynch, H.L.I., and Private John M. Barnett, of the 2nd Black Watch.
Private Lynch was the only son of Mrs Lynch, 20 Hilltown, and news of his death was contained in a letter from Private J. Ward, of the same company, to the widowed mother. The communication stated :___”Deeply regret that Patrick met his death to-day, 17th October, by shell fire. I was wounded myself at the same time. His death was instantaneous, and he met it doing his duty as a soldier in the trenches.” In his last letter home to his mother Patrick expressed that he would be back to Bonnie Scotland before the New Year. Prior to joining the colours Private Lynch, who would have been 21 years on Christmas Day, was a millworker with Messrs Don & Duncan.
Dundee Courier 26th November 1914
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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