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4471   Private John Lynn
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 12/08/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 20/10/1887
Died: 09/08/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 28
John Lynn was the son of James and Elizabeth Lynn, of Coalisland, Co. Tyrone. John was born on 20 October 1887 in Gortgonis in County Tyrone. The 1901 census shows John as 13 years old. The family lived at Derry, Tullyniskane, Tyrone. Charles was a railway porter. Elizabeth was a dress maker. Private John Lynn enlisted in Omagh. Private John Lynn was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds near Ypres, Belgium on 9th August 1916. Private John Lynn was one of four brothers who died on service; two are buried in Belgium, one in France and the fourth in Israel.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
  Poperinghe, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave VI-D-32A
CWGC Casualty 145781
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is located 12 Kms west of Ieper town centre, on the Boescheepseweg, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, then over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching Poperinge, the N308 joins the left hand turning onto the R33, Poperinge ring road. The R33 ring continues to the left hand junction with the N38 Frans-Vlaanderenweg. 800 metres along the N38 lies the left hand turning onto Lenestraat. The next immediate right hand turning leads onto Boescheepseweg. The cemetery itself is located 2 Kms along Boescheepseweg on the right hand side of the road.
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 John 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 1st Batt, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Lynn, John, b. Brackaville, e. Omagh, 4471, PRIVATE, Died of wounds, France & Flanders, 09/08/16,
4 BBC News NI Details of the Lynn family including photo of parents
5 Brother - Driver Robert Lynn Brother of Private John Lynn
6 Brother - Sergeant James Lynn Brother of Private John Lynn
7 Brother - Sergeant William Edward Lynn Brother of Private John Lynn
8 Photo of Private John Lynn's gravestone
9 Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Information on Private John Lynn including grave photo
10 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here (No 44071)
11 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private John Lynn's gravestone can be purchased here
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