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
|Regiment/Service||Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)|
|Date of Death||04/07/17|
|Additional Information||Son of Walter and Rose Ellen Lynam. Native of Marehay, Derby. Enlisted, 6th Aug., 1914.|
|Casualty type||Commonwealth War Dead|
|Cemetery||ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY|