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Richard William Lynch

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard William AWMM
  • Surname
    Lynch AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 26/965 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 September 1891 AWMM TimaruCanterbury AWMM
    Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 15 October 1915 AWMM 396 Taranaki Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    A.T. Lynch (brother), Takaka, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Somme AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 26/965 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 15 October 1915 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    Compositor/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • "After a brief spell in Egypt Richard Lynch was transferred to France on 7 April. Whilst near Flers on the Somme, on 12 September, he was wounded in both his arms and right thigh and was immediately transferred to No.1 NZGH, Brockenhurst. He died on 30 September." (Church, 108) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    30 September 1916 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    BrockenhurstHampshire AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England AWMM A. 3. 11. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Nelson, Cenotaph, ANZAC Park, between Haven Road and Rutherford Street, Nelson AWMM
    • Nelson, War Memorial Bridge (dismantled, now part of the Cenotaph, ANZAC Park), Saltwater Creek, Nelson AWMM

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Sources

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