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Ellery Gordon LYNCH

Regimental number3158
Place of birthOrbost, East Gippsland, Victoria
SchoolOrbost State School, East Gippsland, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBrodribb, Orbost, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 9.75"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinFather, Matthew Lynch, Brodribb, Orbost, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 26 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 17), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Paretns: Matthew and Mary LYNCH. Native of Brodribb, Orbost, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 8th Bn, Serapeum, 24 February 1916.

Admitted to No 11 Casualty Clearing Station, 25 March 1916 (pyrexia, unknown origin), and transferred same day to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia (influenza); discharged to duty, 31 March 1916.

Taken on strength, 59th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presume Buried In No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName and address recorded incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as Rollery Gordon LYNCH, Broadribb.
SourcesNAA: B2455, LYNCH Ellery Gordon

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