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Upper Broughton
Thomas was born in 1884 the son of Ephraim and Ann Lynes of Sherbrook Road Daybrook. Previously the family had lived at 76 North Gate Basford. He had one brother Joseph who was born in 1886 at Langar and was a harness maker. Thomas was the husband of Harriet Lynes born 1880 at Dale Abbey Derby. They had married in 1908. In 1911 they lived at 31 Rosetta Road Basford Nottingham with their daughter Barbara who was born in 1911 at Basford. At the time of Thomas's death his wife and family are living at 64 Highbury Avenue Bulwell Nottingham.
He was a lace warehouseman by trade
24 Sep 1917
833432 - CWGC Website
11th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Thomas enlisted in Derby and served with the 11th Battalion Sherwood Foresters. His battalion was in reserve for an attack on Polygon Wood and the Menin Road during the Third battle of Ypres. On the night of the 23rd/24th September 1917 they endured the heaviest shelling that they had ever experienced.They moved forward on the 24th and the shelling was continuous. The only protection available was captured enemy gun pits and concrete dug outs. There were frequent casualties including Thomas Lynes.
His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres.
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