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3856376   Corporal Thomas Alexander Lynn
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Dated added: 16/07/2018   Last updated: 16/07/2018
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders (British Army)
Died: 23/08/1944 (Killed in Action)
Age: 25
Thomas Alexander Lynn was the eldest son of Samuel and Isabella Lynn. Alex, as he was known, was born in 1918 at Tattyknuckle, Fivemiletown. The family moved to Newtownards in 1940, but Alex had already moved to England in 1938 to seek work. After the outbreak of war Alex was serving with the British Expeditionary Force in France and was evacuated from the beaches in Dunkirk in 1940. He was then posted to North Africa and served at Tobruk. Corporal Thomas Alexander Lynn went on to serve in the invasion of Normandy and was killed in action on 23rd August 1944.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: St. Desir War Cemetery
  Lisieux, Calvados, 4
Grave Ref: Grave V-F-12
CWGC Casualty 2063316
St Desir is a village on the N13 to Caen, 4 kilometres west of Lisieux. The war cemetery is about one kilometre west of the village and lies on a secondary road, the D159.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Fivemiletown War Memorial WWII Fivemiletown
References and Links
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1 Photo of Corporal Thomas Alexander Lynn's gravestone
2 Fusilier William Gillespie Uncle of Corporal Thomas Alexander Lynn
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Corporal Thomas Alexander Lynn's gravestone can be purchased here
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