Fred Lynam in the Great War 1914–1918

Photo courtesy Joanne Moore

Fred Lynam in WW1


Fred was born in 1891, the son of Timothy and Sarah Ann (Wheatley) Lynam. He was the grandson of William (1830–1894) and Eliza (1834 – 1900) Lynam of Cotmanhay, Ilkeston. Fred was not Derbyshire born.

Frederick Lynam


Service Record
Fred Lynam 3895 3rd 5th Yorkshire Regiment, born Dalton Holme, Beverley enlisted 23 November 1915, aged 24, height 5ft 5in.

Home 23.11.15 to 3.4.16
Posted 1.4.16
Exp Force France 4.4.16
Killed in action 17.9.16.

Brothers: John Lynam 33 and William Lynam 26 of Little Hallam Lane, Ilkeston; Herbert Lynam 31 of Kirkburn, Driffield

Sisters: Mary E Cutter 35, Sarah A Watson 29, Selina M Brooks 25, Dorothy Oldfield 23, Ellen Lynam 21, Lillian Lynam 18?; all of Dalton Holme

His will: In the event of my death I give the whole of my affects due from the army to my father Mr Timothy Lynam, Dalton Holme, Beverley. Pivate 3895, 1/5th Yorks. Dated 13 May 1916

Medal Roll Index
He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Initials F
Nationality United Kingdom
Rank Private
Regiment/Service Yorkshire Regiment
Unit C Coy; 5th Bn.
Ages 25
Date of Death 17/9/16
Service No 3895
Additional Information Son of Timothy and Sarah Ann Lynam, of Dalton Holme, Beverley, Yorks. A joiner.
Casualty type Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference Pier and and Face A and 3D