3RE: [milgenire] James LYNCH,
- Aug 12, 2008
If James and his brother were together in a battle/skirmish at the time of the brothers death, the chances are that they were in the same section or platoon – the chances of finding a brother, friend or neighbour etc from a different unit in the heat of battle and then providing some degree of protection would be pretty slim.
The starting point should therefore be the name of the brother to check the CWGC database and then Ancestry/National Archives for further information (if it’s available). You may then find out where the brother is commemorated via
Do you have the name of the brother?
Are you able to scan in the photo to see if there are any distinguishing items/badges?
--- On Mon, 8/11/08, Nathalie Manakers-Lynch <natbarlynch@ yahoo.com> wrote:
From: Nathalie Manakers-Lynch <natbarlynch@ yahoo.com>
Subject: [milgenire] James LYNCH,
To: milgenire@yahoogrou ps.com
Received: Monday, August 11, 2008, 7:09 AM
Hello to all,
I am posting this message hoping one of you might be able to help.
My husband ' s grand-father, James LYNCH, born ca 1893, possibly in
co.Meath, son of James LYNCH also, mother unknown, was married to
Elisabeth FARRISSEY (FARRESSY), daughter of Robert FARRISSEY and
They lived in Crosshaven, co.Cork and also in Upper Fountainstown .
James LYNCH served at one point in what looks like the british army
(according to the photo of the uniform), around the start of the WWI.
I didn ' t succeed in finding anything about him so far, either in
Athboy, co.Meath, through the census return forms or the army forms,
I can ' t go to London in Kew but maybe some of you might be of some
help on the matter and give me a few ideas.
James must have been staying in around Crosshaven area but I am unable
to find out what regiment he served in. He is supposed to have been
gone to France or Belgium where his brother died of wounds being fired
at by the Germans and his brother ' s body protecting James ....
Thanks by advance for all your comments,
Nathalie Lynch, Belgium
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