The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Joseph John
- Nick Name:
- Joe or JJ
- Regimental #:
- Section Orderly
- ‘B’ Company, No. 9 Platoon. Section Orderly.
- Place of Birth:
- Subiaco, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- Bernard Patrick Lynch
- Mothers's Name:
- Marion Lynch (van Poplin)
- Roman Catholic
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Builder’s Labourer
- Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row H, Grave 71, Age 34.
- Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
- ‘D’ Force Thailand, S Battalion
- 4/6534 & 8805
- Cause of Death:
- Cholera and Typhus
- Place of Death:
- Kanu 1 River Camp
- Date of Death:
- Grave No. 78, Kanu 1 River Camp.
Lynch was also known to his mates at JJ. He was selected from Singapore to work on the Burma-Thai Railway with ‘D’ Force S Battalion which departed Singapore Railway station 14 March 1943.
JJ succumbed to typhus and cholera whilst working at Kanu I River Camp (vicinity of Hellfire Pass) on 1st August 1943, he was 34 years of age.
Today JJ rests at the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand with 91 mates from the 2/4th.
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Photo taken January 2018
Joe’s parents Bernard Patrick Lynch and Marion van Poplin married at Menzies in 1902. Marion was previously married to George Roach and had 3 children. Bernard and Marion had several daughters and Joe was their only son.
Marion died in Perth 1921 aged 54 years, Joe would have been about 13 years old. Bernard died December 1930 aged 58 years.
Joe recorded his NOK his step-sister Teresa Goodman who was about 22 years older than Joe.
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Kanu 1 151.00k - Thailand