1810 PRIVATE THOMAS LYNN
2nd Bn King's Own Royal Lancaster Regt
No Known Grave. Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Panel 12.
On the outbreak of hostilities on 4th August 1914 the second battalion were at Lebong in India. On 19th November they sailed for Britain, landing at Plymouth on 12th December and joined the 28th Division at Winchester. They landed at Le Havre on 16th January 1915. They were taken to the Ypres Salient in what was by now mid-winter. Conditions in the trenches were primitive, with sacks filled with mud and piled up in front to give them any cover from the enemy. There was little or no cover from the elements and they were continually soaked to the skin. By early May conditions had improved dramatically. The weather had dried up and they were beginning to enjoy bright sunshine. They were involved in a very heavy attack on the morning of the 8th of May and the position Thomas held was over-run. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate in Ypres. Unfortunately this is one of the families I have been unable to contact and so very little information has come to light concerning Thomas.