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William Tynan

Rank: Lance Corporal
Street: 72 Blessington Street
Town/Village: Dublin
Civil Parish:
Catholic Parish:
Alternative Address: Sharvogue, Killashee, Co. Longford; Cabra Park, Cabra, Dublin (1901); Temple Street, Dublin 1 (1911)
Census 1901: Resident at Cabra Park, Dublin
Census 1911: Resident at 18 Temple Street, Dublin
Regiment/Unit: Leinster Regiment, 4th Battalion
Regiment Number: 4231
Date of Death: 12-04-1917
Cause: Killed in action, Bois-en-Hache, France
Memorial: Lievin Communal Cemetery Extension, France

William was born William Charles Stewart Parnell Tynan, in Sharvogue, Killashee, Co. Longford, on the 16 September 1885 but spent much of his youth in Co. Meath and Dublin. He was the son of Joseph Tynan, a medical doctor. William is listed as being a railway engine fireman in 1911. William married Mary Moore of 14 Auburn Street, Dublin on the 3 February 1913. They later moved to in Portsmouth, where William enlisted. 

He was one of 150 men of non-commissioned ranks to have been killed or injured during an operation atBois-en-Hache  between the 11 and 14 April 1917. The weather conditions were exceptionally difficult, with heavy snow falling overnight and shell holes then filling with water at the commencement of battle.

Parents Names: Son of Joseph H. Tynan M.D. and Anne Carroll, Killashee, Co. Longford.

Link to CWGC entry; link to will; link to Civil Record of birthlink to Civil Record of marriage; note of death, Irish Independent 12 May 1917

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