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Lynch, Philip John (155)

Place of Birth: South Melbourne, VIC

Age: 22 years 8 months

Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 22 February 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 155            view online service record

4 Clay Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
James Lynch (father)
4 Clay Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Saturday, 27 May 1916
Ship: HMAT Ascanius A11
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 39th Infantry Battalion

KIA: Thursday, 4 October 1917
Place: Belgium


Brother: David Lynch

Sergeant, 39 Infantry, killed in action 4 October, 1917, Belgium, aged 24, commemorated Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium.

Parents: James and Martha LYNCH, born Port Melbourne. educated St Joseph’s RC School, Port Melbourne. Enlisted with parents at 4 Clay Street, circular returned from same address. Port Melbourne Standard, 10 November, 1917 suggests he was a prominent athlete and won several championships in AIF competitions. Younger brother, 1105, David Lynch enlisted from same address, returned wounded, August, 1917.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

1917 ‘ITEMS OF NEWS – Sergeant P J Lynch Killed’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 10 November, p. 4. , viewed 12 Oct 2017,


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted July 5, 2017 8.09 pm 0Likes

    LYNCH.—On the 4th October, killed in action in Flanders, Sergeant P. J. Lynch (Jack), M.M., after 18 months’ active service, son of James and the late Martha Lynch, and brother of Bob, Vera, Dave (returned wounded), Madge, Kitty, and Mattie, of 4 Clay street, Port Melbourne. R.I.P.

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