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Surname LYNCH
Given Name(s) or Initial(s) Thomas Francis
Regimental Number 1332
Unit Name 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles
Extracts and Comments
(from Sources as shown)

5VMR QSA Roll: Left Wing, Queen's South Africa medal and 3 clasps (CC OFS & Tvl).
B5179: born 1880 a groom c/- PO Malmsbury Vic.
Melb. Leader: photo #455.
URL1: photo.
URL2: LYNCH Thomas Francis, born Vic. age 26 years, left Australia in 1901 as member of the Vic. Contingent, later joined Transvaal Police. In 1906 applied to join Victorian police force, would like to return home. 2 pages, List 30.
Source References
Murray: Official Records of the Australian Contingents etc. page(s) 294
5VMR QSA Roll: Queen's S. Africa Medal Roll for 5VMR
B5179: National Archives of Australia series B5179 item B
Melb. Leader: Melbourne Leader newspaper date(s) 16.2.1901
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Apology: For some time now it has been difficult to keep up with the newly available sources (especially the Trove newspaper site) plus the flow of contributions and queries. So I have been forced to prioritise maintenance and data entry over replying to correspondence. Nevertheless, your contributions are being added to the database and acknowledged on the contributions page and, although my replies are many months behind, I will attempt to get to them more often.
Colin Roe

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