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45206   Driver Robert Lynn
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 12/08/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 87th Battery, Royal Field Artillery (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 14/11/1885
Died: 06/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 29
Robert Lynn was the son of James and Elizabeth Lynn, of Coalisland, Co. Tyrone. Robert was born on 14 November 1885 in Gortgonis in County Tyrone. The 1901 census shows Robert is not living with the family at Derry, Tullyniskane, Tyrone. James was a railway porter. Elizabeth was a dress maker. Driver Robert Lynn was serving with the 87th Battery of the Royal Field Artillery when he died in Ypres, Belgium on 6th August 1915, aged 30. Driver Robert 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: Hop Store Cemetery
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave I-E-9
CWGC Casualty 136030
Hop Store Cemetery is located 5.5 Kms west of Ieper town centre on the Casselsestraat, a road leading from the N308 Poperingseweg, connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre, the Poperingseweg (N308) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, then directly over two small roundabouts is the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. 5 Kms along the Poperingseweg, immediately after the village of Vlamertinge, lies the right hand turning on to Casselsestraat. The cemetery itself lies 100 metres after this right hand turning, on the right hand side of the road. The old hop store which gives the cemetery its name is still visible on the main road.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Lynn family Does not list Robert as living with the family at house 33 in Derry, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Lynn family Does not list Robert as living with the family at house 10 in Mousetown, Meenagh, Tyrone
3 BBC News NI Details of the Lynn family including photo of parents
4 Brother - Private John Lynn Brother of Driver Robert Lynn
5 Brother - Sergeant James Lynn Brother of Driver Robert Lynn
6 Brother - Sergeant William Edward Lynn Brother of Driver Robert Lynn
7 Cookstown War Dead Information on Hugh John Cairns
8 Photo of Robert Lynn's gravestone
9 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
10 Portadown War Memorial Lists Private Robert Lynn as living at Cecil Street, Portadown
11 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Driver Robert Lynn's headstone can be purchased here
12 Grave photo
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023