Click below for full citation

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Stumble Upon Share on Tumblr Share on Reddit Share on Digg Share via e-mail Print
 Home A-Z Index Number Search Contact Us

VC612   John Lynn

BORN   1887

DIED   2 May 1915   AGE   27

VC Won    2 May 1915   AGE   27

Place VC Won   Wieltje, near Ypres, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   John Lynn   No.   1272   POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   612   Awards   VC   DCM

Regiment   Lancashire Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion, B Company


Now   Royal Regiment of Fusilers

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Forest Hill, London, England

Place Of Death   Near Vlamertinghe, Belgium

Buried/Location Ashes   Vlamertinghe Churchyard, Belgium (grave later destroyed by shell-fire)


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   29 June 1915

VC Presented   Registered post to his fiancee, Alice Mason on the 29 March 1916


P  Memorial headstone at Grootebeek British Cemetery, Reningelst, 4 miles south west of Ypres, Belgium

Named on War Memorial, Christ Church, Church Rise, Forest Hill, SE London. Church now private housing

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, Lewisham Civic Centre, Lewisham, SE London

P  Named on Victoria Cross Mural, Lewisham Shopping Centre, Lewisham, SE London

P  Originel battlefield cross, St Mary’s The Virgin, Bury, Greater Manchester

Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, War Memorial, High Street, Lewisham, South London

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, By War Memorial, High Street South, Lewisham, South London

By The Way…

He was fostered when only three days old by John and Elizabeth Harrison

VC Held By

Lancashire Fusiliers Museum, Wellington Barracks, Bury, Lancashire, England



VC 611 VC 613
VC 611
VC 613

The First World War

View Larger Map

VC Ephemera