Glynne Emanuel FLYNN

FLYNN, Glynne Emanuel

Service Number: 6685
Enlisted: 16 October 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 18th Infantry Battalion
Born: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, September 1898
Home Town: Newcastle, Hunter Region, New South Wales
Schooling: Holy Cross College, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Villers-Bretonneux, France, 19 May 1918
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hamilton St Mary's Marist Bros' School Newcastle Honour Roll, Newcastle Surf Club Life Saving Brigade Honor Roll, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

16 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 6685, 18th Infantry Battalion
7 Feb 1917: Involvement Private, 6685, 18th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '12' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Wiltshire embarkation_ship_number: A18 public_note: ''
7 Feb 1917: Embarked Private, 6685, 18th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Gary Mitchell, Sandgate Cemetery

Awaiting memorialisation at Sandgate Cemetery.

102 years ago today, on the 19th May 1918, Private Glynne Emanuel Flynn, 18th Battalion, clerk (Messrs. D Cohen and Company), from 61 Military Road, Newcastle, New South Wales, was killed in action at Morlancourt, France, age 19.

Born at Newcastle, New South Wales on the 12th September 1898 to Emanuel John J (died 1921- and Sydney Anne (died 1906 - Flynn, Glynne enlisted October 1916 at Newcastle, N.S.W.

Admitted to hospital 8.10.1917 with trench feet, Mr Flynn’s remains were not recovered, so his name has been inscribed on the Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France.
Glynne’s name has also been inscribed on the Newcastle Surf Club & Life-Saving Brigade Honor Roll and the St. Mary's-Marist Bros' School (Newcastle) Honour Roll.

There is no headstone to mark the final resting place of Emanuel and Sydney Flynn, therefore no memorial inscription to express the loss of their son during The Great War, so I have placed a memorial cross adorned with poppies on the gravesite, taken a photo of the memorialised grave and uploaded the photo onto the Northern Cemetery website as a permanent record of his service. CATHOLIC 1-C Spec. 73.
Lest We Forget.