Fred Lynam in the Great War 1914–1918
Photo courtesy Joanne Moore
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.
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
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