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G. R. Lynham

Full Names

Rank /Unit  

Years at Q.E.G.S.

Gerald  Richard  Lynham

137 Mechanical Equipment Coy.   Royal Engineers



Date  / Place of Birth

Date  / Place of Death

Age at Death


Wednesday 31st March 1943
Tunisia,   North  Africa


Gerald Lynham was the son of Barrington  &  Elizabeth Gertrude Lynham, of The Close,  Broadshard Lane,  Ringwood.
He was a new member of the school Rugby XV in theSpring of 1934, in which he played as a Half Back.    

The Winburnian reports:

After leaving school, Gerald commenced his career  with H.M. Office of Works. He enlisted in June 1940, gained his commission in the following year and was promoted to Captain in September 1942.
He proceeded to North Africa in November 1942, and it was on this front that he met his death in action.
A fine, upstanding, manly type of boy, quiet but Lynham was efficient and thorough in all that he undertook; and these qualities persisted to the end.

Gerald  is interred in the Tabarka Ras Rajel War Cemetery, to the east of the town of Tabbarka,which is a coastal town on the Tunisian / Algerian border.

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