Thomas Lynam in the Great War 1914–1918
Thomas Lynam was born in 1896, the son of William and Eliza (Heath) Lynam.
He served with Sherwood Foresters (No 3734/241196).
His brother William Oscar Lynam also served in the war.
Derbyshire Courier 6 October 1917
Mr and Mrs W Lynam, 92, New Street, Grassmoor, received intimation from the Territorial Records Office, Lichfield, that their second son, Private Thomas Lynam, Sherwood Foresters, is in the No. 2 Stationary Hospital, Abberville, suffering from gunshot wounds to the scalp. Private Lynam enlisted in February 1915 and went to France in October of the same year. He was wounded last February by shrapnel and gassed, and after regaining consciousness returned to the fighting line in April. Previous to joining the forces he worked in the No. 4 (Black Shale) Pit of the Grassmoor Colliery Company. Another son of Mr and Mrs Lynam, Private Oscar Lynam, Sherwood Foresters, made the supreme sacrifice on 4 December 1915.
Private Frank Heath, Sherwood Foresters, cousin of Private Lynam, is an inmate of the No. 11 Ward, 7th General Hospital, BEF, having been wounded in the left hand in the recent operations. This news was conveyed to his wife, who lives at 41 Charles St, Grassmoor, by Sgt T Cuthbertson. Private Heath joined the army on 11 November 1914 and went to France on 31st of August 1915. He was gassed on 23rd of April this year, but returned to the trenches from the base hospital. Before enlistment he worked in the Tupton (No. 1) Pit of Grassmoor Colliery Company.
Medal Roll Index
He was awarded the Victory, British War and 15-Star medals
Entered France 10.11.15