condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white

William Henry Lynch

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Lynch AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 11/71 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

Contribute ›
  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Paraparaumu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    O.P. Lynch (father), Paekakariki, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

Contribute ›
  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 11/71 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

Contribute ›

Training and Enlistment

Contribute ›
  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


Contribute ›

Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

Contribute ›
  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

Contribute ›

Biographical information

Biographical information

Contribute ›
    • Son of Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Lynch, of Paekakariki, Wellington AWMM
    • Date of Birth is listed as 27 October 1895 Public - Al - Researcher - 26 March 2015 - Military Personnel File, New Zealand Expeditionary Force Attestation Form, Serial 4.


About death

Contribute ›
  • Death
    9 August 1915 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



Contribute ›
  • Memorial name
    Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM

Roll of Honour

Remember William Henry Lynch by laying a poppy.

Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of William Henry Lynch

Leave a note

Contribute ›
  • I have been examining and transcribing written material re WW1 held in the Alexander Turnbull Library. I have an account written by 11/689, Trooper Harry Ernest BROWNE of the WMR who writes about Trooper Lynch. The text of this will soon be on line via my website If you would like me to provide a copy I can do so.
    Public - Robert - Researcher - 8 August 2019
  • Great Uncle Will, I've read your letters, and I can see what a strong and responsible young man you were. You loved your family, and I know they loved you. I love you Uncle. Thank you.
    Public - Fiona - Other relative - 29 May 2016



Contribute ›


Command item
Command item
Add new record Refresh
DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
22 July 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
08 August 2019RobertKaroriResearcher
09 April 2018Shontay MarieAucklandResearcher
22 March 2018HarrisonRotoruaResearcher
29 May 2016FionaKilbirnieOther relative

The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.

Creative Commons LicenseOnline Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.