LYNCH, Joseph Reginald
(Service number 53375)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank|
|Date||1 August 1876||Place of Birth||Milton, Otago|
|Address at Enlistment||Milton, Otago|
|Previous Military Experience||Bruce Rifle Volunteers - 4 years|
|Next of Kin||Thomas W. LYNCH (brother), N.Z. Railways, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Reinforcements, J Company|
|Date||16 July 1917|
|Embarked From||Destination||Liverpool, Merseyside, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
|Service Medals||British War Medal; Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||21 January 1919||Reason||No longer physically fit for War Service.|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||17 March 1955||Age||78 years|
|Place of Death||63 Johnson St, Milton|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Fairfax Cemetery, Milton|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Joseph Reginald LYNCH was born in 1876 at Milton, the son of Thomas and Johanna LYNCH. Possible uncle of James & ...
A grand-daughter commented "Joseph married relatively late and had 11 children [including sons Tom and Jim], of whom 10 survived childhood and 9 are still alive. They lived in Johnstone St, Milton. Joseph died in Milton in the 1950s. Te Papa has or had a photo of him, at Bruce Woollen Mill, in Milton. It was part of a display on fibre exhibited when Te Papa first opened. It is the only photo I know of him."
The family Sunday Missal, belonging to Joseph’s second son James Desmond Lynch, records Joseph died in his family home at 63 Johnson Street, Milton on 17 March 1955. It also notes his wife, Johanna Margaret Lynch (nee Ryan) had died almost a years earlier on 22 May 1954.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [14 February 2016]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5544 0070064) [23 August 2016], Bruce Herald, 20 September 1906, 8 February 1909, 11 June 1917, 17 November 1919, Otago Witness, 8 April 1908, Evening Star, 24 November 1916, 4, & 15 December 1916, 9 February 1917, Otago Daily Times, 13 April 1917, Evening Post, 14 February 1918, Timaru Herald, 16 February 1918, Dominion, 12 December 1918, Evening Star, 22 May 1919 (Papers Past) [14 & 15 February 2016]; Probate record (Archives NZ/FamilySearch) [22 August 2016]; Fairfax Cemetery, Milton, record (South Canterbury Branch cemetery records - microfiches) [23 August 2016]; SCroll web submission by P Lynch, 14 & 27 July 2018
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