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EMT/57074   Sergeant James Lynn M.M.
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 11/08/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 906th Company, Royal Army Service Corps (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 23/09/1882
Died: 07/08/1920 (Unknown)
Age: 37
James Lynn was the son of James and Elizabeth Lynn, of Coalisland, Co. Tyrone. James was born on 23 September 1882 in County Tyrone. The 1901 census shows 18 year old James as living with the family at Derry, Tullyniskane, Tyrone. His father was a railway porter. Elizabeth was a dress maker. Sergeant James Lynn was serving with the 906th Company of the Royal Army Service Corps when he died in Haifa, Palestine on 7th August 1920, aged 37. The 906 Company, ASC, was formed in February 1917 and disbanded in June 1922 They served with Ismaila District in Egypt, as Corps Troops with the Desert Mounted Corps, and with North Force. Their role was 52 Auxiliary (Petrol) Company. Sergeant James 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: Haifa War Cemetery
  Haifa  14
Grave Ref: Grave C-3
CWGC Casualty 654217
Haifa War Cemetery lies 3 kilometres from the central railway station on the Tel-Aviv road. From the south on Highway 4, the cemetery is on the left hand side, just before shops and Haifa docks. 300 metres after the cemetery turn left into Dugit Street. Turn left at the traffic lights and the cemetery will now be on the right hand side, 300 metres after the lights.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 1 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Lynn family Lists James as age 18 living with the family at house 33 in Derry, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Lynn family Does not list James 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 - John Lynn Brother of James Lynn
5 Brother - Robert Lynn Brother of James Lynn
6 Brother - William Edward Lynn Brother of James Lynn
7 Geneology discussion Gives date of birth of James Lynn
8 Haifa War Cemetery Discussion Grave photo and service details.
9 Hugh John Cairns Mentioned in a letter home from James Lynn
10 London Gazette - 27/10/1916 Supplement: 29805 page: 10481 - Military Medal
11 National Archives UK Military Medal Card can be purchased here - 32072
12 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here - M/400328
13 National Archives UK (1) Medal Card can be purchased here - 32072
14 National Archives UK (2) Medal Card can be purchased here - 32072
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