Walter Lynam in the Great War 1914–1918

Walter was born at Marehay in 1899, the son of Walter and Rose Ellen (Gallagham) Lynam. He was a clerk at the Butterley Company.
In April 1914 he enlisted into the 5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (No 2083) aged seventeen. His height was 5ft 6in.

He entered France 3 September 1917 and died of his wounds (septicemia from gunshot wounds to his thighs) on 4 July 1917.

His brother John Samuel Lynam also served in the war

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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Name LYNAM, Walter
Initials W
Nationality United Kingdom
Rank Private
Regiment/Service Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
Unit 1st/5th Bn.
Ages 17
Date of Death 04/07/17
Service No 200350
Additional Information Son of Walter and Rose Ellen Lynam. Native of Marehay, Derby. Enlisted, 6th Aug., 1914.
Casualty type Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference XXV.K.18