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william john lynn

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michael2

michael2 Report 29 Nov 2012 23:16

i kown this is a big ask i am looking for william john lynn who served in the royal irish fusiliers (princess victorias) it is listed in the boar war 1899-1902 on find my past to which i do not have a subscription and cannot aford to do the search this is a one off request. PLEASE CAN ANY BODY HELP ME.i would be very gratfull. :-)

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 29 Nov 2012 23:22

There is this:

Boer War 1899-1902 - Soldier details


Name: Lynn, WJ
Rank: Private
Soldier number: 7113
Unit: 2 Battalion The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria's)
Notes:
Age:
Literary references:

Medal roll:
Roll 205
Page 0

and this:


Name: LYNN, WJ
Rank: Private
Soldier number: 1548
Unit: 2 Battalion The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria's)
Notes:
Age:
Literary references:
Roll Page
205 0

No additional info on those records.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 29 Nov 2012 23:26

There's also this, but as you haven't given any details about the man you're searching for can't know if it's the right one:

British Army Service Records 1760-1915 Transcription

First name(s): William
Last name: LYNN
Calculated year of birth: 1868
Parish of birth: Portglenone
Town of birth: Portglenone
County of birth: Antrim
Age at attestation: 18 years
Attestation date: 24 August 1886
Attestation corps: Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria's)
Attestation soldier number: 2166
Discharge rank:
Discharge corps:
Discharge soldier number:

The National Archives reference: WO97 / 3328 / 121

This man was the son of James and Ruth, and had brothers Robert and Thomas.
No mention of a wife.

Discharged medically unfit in 1900.

michael2

michael2 Report 30 Nov 2012 17:17

hi iam sorry that that i have not replyed before due to router problems thank you very much for the look up you did for me i am realy gratfull to you. :-) :-)

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 30 Nov 2012 18:56

Hi Michael, you're welcome.

If you want any more help with him just give us some more details.