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George Charles Lynch
George Charles Lynch Private F/65332 West Nova Scotia Regiment, R.C.I.C. May 13, 1923 Earltown, Colchester Co., NS April 7, 1942 Halifax, NS 18 5 feet, 9 inches Good Hazel Brown Single Farm Worker Presbyterian George Charles Lynch (Father) Earltown, Colchester Co., NS April 8, 1944 20 Cassino Memorial Panel 14 Commemorated on page 370 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on August 6 Private Lynch was the son of George Charles Lynch (1894-1978) and Elizabeth Catherine (Sutherland) Lynch (1902-1980) Lynch, of Earltown, Colchester Co., NS. His brother, Private Alexander William Lynch was killed on August 10, 1943, aged 22. Having trained in Canada, Private Charles Lynch arrived in the United Kingdom on October 9, 1942 and served there until August 15, 1943. He served in Italy until April 8, 1944 when he was killed in action in the Ortono area. West Nova Scotia War Diary - April 8, 1944 Weather fine and dry. Private H F Gates, commonly known as “Snake- eye”, of the Scout-snipers got one confirmed kill in the vicinity of Lons Ho [1145 hrs] Two enemy carrying parties came fwd to pick up some of their casualties as a direct result of our mors working on that area. At last light a platoon of B Company put in a raid on the BOURLON feature. Found this occupied in strength and. were forced to withdraw under withering fire. At 2230 hrs a Platoon of C Company sent in but met with no better success. The standing patrol in front of that feature harassed the enemy the balance of the night with all Platoon weapons. Enemy were observed during the night getting out their casualties suffered from the earlier raids.