The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Captain (Later Lieutenant Colonel) Thomas Lynch

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Thomas Joseph Lynch

Ancestor's date of birth: 11/09/1860

Ancestor's date of death: 30/11/1921

Cause of Death: Pernicious Anaemia

Service Number: Officer - no number Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Sydney

Unit: NSW Citizens Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: CAPT, Date Effective: 01/01/1901

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): LTCOL, Date Effective: 01/01/1920

Murray Page: 78

Contingent: Third New South Wales

Ship: Atlantian or Maplemore, Date of Sailing: 28/02/1900

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: QSA and 5 Clasps

Personal Characteristics: A professional soldier and a great raconteur. He and his wife, Louise brought up his niece. His medals were left to his great nephew Stanley Livingstone

Reasons to go and fight: Professional soldier NSW Garrison Artillery enlisting at age 17, Served 'A' Field Battery Soudan 1885

Details of service in war: Fought at Elands River August 1900,was involved in the Relief of Mafeking then was invalided home 25/10/1900,returned and was in Rhodesia. Was invalided home again September 1901. Held the Queen Victoria Jubilee Medal, 1897, and Army Long Service Medals(Edward vii and George V)

Service and life after the Boer War: 2nd Light Horse Bde HQ, 1st AIF, was with Major General W Bridges when he was fatally wounded at Gallipoli. Invalided home in 1916. Retired from the Permanent Army in 1920. Held the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, and Victory Medal

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Stanley Livingstone, Maroubra NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Nephew


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