Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Division Clyde
Rank & Number: Signaller,
Born: 26 December 1899; Dundonald, Ayrshire
Died: 22 April 1959; Robroyston Hospital, Glasgow
LYNN was born 26 Dec 1899 at 14 Fullarton Terrace,
Dundonald, Ayrshire to parents David, a railway surfaceman) and Marta Mitchell,
m Ballymoney, Co. Down (who married in
Ballymoney, Co. Down on 17 Aug 1891). He died of cardiac failure due to chronic
bronchitis on 22 Apr 1959 in Robroyston Hospital, Glasgow (aged 59, single,
railway engine driver, of 520 Calder Street, Glasgow).
He was a member of Fairlie Boy Scouts from 1912 (when
troop was formed) to 1915; it’s noted in the Fairlie Scout log-book that he
left the troop to go to munitions work at Ardeer in Jan 1916 as soon as he
reached his 16th birthday.
In the 1901 Census, David, aged 1, is living 30 Montgomery Street,
Irvine with parents David Linn (33, b. Ireland,
railway surfaceman) and Martha (29, b. Ireland)
In the 1911 Census, aged 11, he is living Railway Buildings, Fairlie
with parents David (42, platelayer, railway) and Martha (39, m 20 years, 8 children/5
living) and siblings Martha (8), Sarah (4) and Mary Victoria (0)
DETAILS The Largs & Millport Weekly News reported on 5 Jan
1918 that he was home on leave the previous weekend. His medal roll shows he received the British
War and Victory medals.
Extracts from the Largs & Millport Weekly News:-
5 January 1918 Several of our soldier lads
were on leave last weekend. Amongst them
we noticed Sgt. Robert Douglas, Sgt. J.
Lockhart, Corp. Stuart McAulay, Gunner Frank Ward, Signaller David Lyme (RNVR). They are all looking very fit.