Joseph LYNCH

LYNCH, Joseph

Service Number: 7030
Enlisted: 19 October 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Belfast Ireland, March 1878
Home Town: Port Adelaide, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Sailor
Died: Cooks Hill, New South Wales, Australia, 1 December 1932, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Sandgate General Cemetery, Newcastle, NSW
CATHOLIC 2-35. 14.
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World War 1 Service

19 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 7030, 10th Infantry Battalion
16 Dec 1916: Involvement Private, 7030, 10th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Berrima embarkation_ship_number: A35 public_note: ''
16 Dec 1916: Embarked Private, 7030, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Adelaide
29 Jun 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 7030, 10th Infantry Battalion, SW to scalp, slight
22 Feb 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 7030, 10th Infantry Battalion, 4th MD

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Gary Mitchell, Sandgate Cemetery
A Forgotten Digger who served and suffered during The Great War resting at Sandgate Cemetery, his Honour and Dignity to be restored.

89 years ago today, on the Friday afternoon of the 2nd December 1932, Private Joseph Lynch, 10th Battalion (Reg No-7030), sailor and labourer from Port Adelaide, South Australia and 7 Murray Street, North Adelaide, S.A. and Coolangatta, QLD and Baradine N.S.W. and Hamilton, N.S.W., was laid to rest with military honours, age 54. CATHOLIC 2-35. 14.
Living at the Diggers' Camp, Cooks Hill, N.S.W.

Born at Belfast, Northern Ireland about 1878 to parents unknown, Joseph enlisted October 1916 at Adelaide, South Australia.

Admitted to hospital 18.3.1918 (laryngitis), 6.7.1918 (influenza), 22.7.1918 (myalgia).

Joseph was invalided home December 1918, being discharged medically unfit on the 22nd February 1919.

I do not know if Mr. Lynch’s name has been inscribed on a War Memorial or Roll of Honour.

I located Joseph resting in an unmarked grave, another Forgotten Digger, so November 2017 I placed a cross adorned with poppies on the gravesite, taken a photo of the grave and uploaded the photo onto the Northern Cemetery website as a permanent record of his service.

I submitted an application to DVA September 2019 asking for a Commonwealth War Graves Plaque, curbing and marble chip, but unfortunately was declined July 2020.

A Plaque will be installed at the gravesite courtesy of the Forgotten Diggers Headstone Project.

Service record indicates that British War Medal & Victory Medal issued and returned, 3.3.1924.

Many thanks to Heather Ling for the notification.

Lest We Forget.