Friday, 30 July 2010

Private Thomas Francis Lynch

Born on 26 February 1900 (enlisted with birth date of 22 June 1895) - son of Anne Lynch, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as peddler; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; grey eyes; auburn hair.

Joined the 80th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 22 July 1915 (number 144637) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 1 August 1916 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - struck off strength to England as a "minor" on 19 January 1917.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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