|1. Memorial:||Portsmouth Naval Memorial||Hampshire|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.128|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||29C GQS|
Awards & Titles:
Early Life :Born, Bath 1886 to Robert and Louisa Lynham.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: HM Submarine C31|
Mike: HMS C31 4 January 1915 Presumed mined off Belgian coast C31 sailed from Dover on the 4th January 1915 to patrol off Zeebrugge. The submarine was due to arrive at Harwich on 7th January, which she failed to do. No further contact was made and a search conducted by the Destroyers Lercher and Firedrake and the Royal Navy Air Service failed to locate the submarine or any survivors.
|Action : Naval Campaign|
Naval Campaign is defined as to include all sea operations where attrition rates are in ones and twos and which do not fall within specific naval battles such as Jutland, Coronel, Falklands etc. This includes Merchant Navy losses.
PO272515 Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class, William George Lynham, Royal Navy, lost aboard HM Submarine C31.
Wiliam enlisted for service in the Royal Navy 18th October, 1907 and engaged for 12 years. During his career he was aboard Victory, Foreright, Attentive, Heela, Topaze II, Minerva II, Victory II, Fisgard, Dolphin and Arrogant (C.31)
4 January 1915 Presumed mined off Belgian coast. C31 sailed from Dover on the 4th January 1915 to patrol off Zeebrugge. The submarine was due to arrive at Harwich on 7th January, which she failed to do. No further contact was made and a search conducted by the Destroyers Lercher and Firedrake and the Royal Navy Air Service failed to locate the submarine or any survivors.
Date of Death is given in his service records as 7th January, 1915, but Probate states: LYNHAM William George of Templecombe Somersetshire engine room artificer second class on H.M.S. Arrogant died 6 January 1915 at sea Administration Wells 16 July to Robert Lynham engine driver. Effects £278 15s. 4d.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Landport No. 1776 E.C.||Hampshire & IOW|
15th June 1911
18th January 1912
15th February 1912
Listed as a 25 year old Engine Room Artificer, located at Portsmouth in 1911, at the time of his initiation. The contribution records show no explicit war service, but does show he "Died Jan 13, 1915," which is slightly later than the official date.
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- Founder Researchers : Paul Masters & Mike McCarthy
- Researcher : Bruce Littley