Casualty details

LYNN, JOHN

Rank:
Private
Service No:
1272
Date of Death:
02/05/1915
Age:
27
Regiment/Service:
Lancashire Fusiliers
 
2nd Bn.
Awards:
V C, D C M
Grave Reference
Vlamertinghe Churchyard Memorial.
Cemetery
GROOTEBEEK BRITISH CEMETERY

Additional Information:

Cross of the Order of St. George, 4th Class (Russia). Foster son of Mrs. E. Harrison, of 20, Hindsley Place, Forest Hill, London.


Citation

An extract from the "London Gazette," dated 29th June, 1915, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery near Ypres on 2nd May 1915. When the Germans were advancing behind their wave of asphyxiating gas, Pte. Lynn, although almost overcome by the deadly fumes, handled his machine gun with very great effect against the enemy, and when he could not see them he moved his gun higher up on the parapet, which enabled him to bring even more effective fire to bear, and eventually checked any further advance. The great courage displayed by this soldier had a fine effect on his comrades in the very trying circumstances. He died from the effects of gas poisoning."

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GROOTEBEEK BRITISH CEMETERY

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Country:
Belgium
Locality:
West-Vlaanderen

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