John Edward Lynam in the Great War 1914–1918

John Edward Lynam was born at Oakerthorpe in 1899, the son of John Edward and Mary Clara (Smedley) Lynam.

He was called up to join army aged seventeen years. He was working at Coneygrey Farm ( where the rock festival is held ) with heavy shirehorses. He was stationed in the UK, training horses for the front line. When he came home after the war he went back to work at Coneygrey Farm. Eventually he went to work on the family farm next to The Peacock Hotel, Oakerthorpe.

[with thanks to Philip Smith and the South Wingfield Local History Group]

Newspaper Reports
Derbyshire Times, 29 July 1983 and 5 August 1983
Mr John Edward Lynam (83) died on Saturday at his home on Chesterfield Rd Farm, Oakerthorpe.
He was a member of the local community who spent his whole life in Oakerthorpe area, he served for two years in WW1, he was a widower and leaves one son one daughter two Grandchildren
Funeral on Wednesday at South Wingfield Church and interred in the family plot

Medal Roll Index
Unsure as to which is his record.