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5700   Sergeant William Edward Lynn
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 03/07/1895
Died: 17/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
William Edward was the son of James and Elizabeth Lynn, of Coalisland, Co. Tyrone. William Edward was born on 3rd July 1895 in Derrywinnen in County Tyrone. The 1901 census shows William as 5 years old. The family lived at Derry, Tullyniskane, Tyrone. Charles was a railway porter. Elizabeth was a dress maker. The 1911 census shows William as a 15 year old general labourer. The family now lived at Mousetown, Meenagh, Tyrone. Williamís father James was now a farmer. Sergeant William Edward Lynn was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he died on 17th July 1916, age 21. Sergeant William Edward Lynn was one of four brothers who died on service; two are buried in Belgium, one in France and the fourth in Israel. In 1917, a plaque was unveiled in Coalisland Church of Ireland Parish Church in memorial of the Lynn brothers.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Auchonvillers Military Cemetery
  Auchonvillers, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave II-F-4
CWGC Casualty 71986
Auchonvillers is approximately 20 Kms south of Arras. Using the D919 from Arras to Amiens you will drive through the villages of Bucquoy, Puisieux then Serre-les-Puisieux. On leaving Serre-les-Puisieux, 3 Kms further along the D919, turn left following the signs for Auchonvillers. At the crossroads in the village centre follow the CWGC signs for Auchonvillers Military Cemetery which is on the outskirts of the village on the right hand side.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 3 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Lynn family Lists William E as age 5 living with the family at house 33 in Derry, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Lynn family Lists William E as age 15 living with the family at house 10 in Mousetown, Meenagh, Tyrone
3 9727 Private John Monaghan Killed at the same time as Sergeant Lynn
4 BBC News NI Details of the Lynn family including photo of parents
5 Driver Robert Lynn Brother of Sergeant William Edward Lynn
6 Geneology discussion Gives date of birth of William Edward Lynn
7 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Sergeant William Lynn
8 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
9 Private John Lynn Brother of Sergeant William Edward Lynn
10 Sergeant James Lynn Brother of Sergeant William Edward Lynn
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021