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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Pat" / "Paddy" Patrick Francis LYNCH

Born 9 August 1897 in County Meath, Ireland [30] [187]
Son of Philip LYNCH and Sarah MCENROE [30]
Departed London, England with his parents on the Omrah and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 25 March 1909 [201] [203]
After residing with his parents in North Perth for a few months shifted with them to Three Springs in later 1909 [201]
Resided with his parents on Shamrock Farm in Three Springs 1909-1916 [18] [19] [24]
Boarding Student at Saint Idephonsus College in New Norcia from 23 July 1914 until December 1914 [187]
Farmhand in Three Springs until enlisting in the Australian Imperial Force at Blackboy Hill on 12 September 1916 [18] [30: item 8214269]
On enlistment he recorded as 5 feet 5½ inches tall, with brown hair, dark hair and a dark complexion [30]
Stated his next of kin to be his father Philip LYNCH, his address being "Three Springs, Midland Railway, Western Australia" [30]
He had previously served six months with the WA Cadets and had to get his father to write giving permission for him to enlist [30]
Appointed to the 31st Reinforcements of the Field Artillery Brigade after training at the Artillery Camp at Maribyrnong, Victoria [30]
Embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A15 Port Sydney on 9 November 1916 [18]
After a brief stop in Egypt arrived in England on 5 January 1918, and after further training proceeded to France on 15 April 1918 [30]
Gunner/Driver 38170 in the Australian Imperial Force's 3rd Field Artillery Brigade in France during the First World War [30]
He was a Gunner with the 3rd Field Artillery Brigade until 13 September 1918, and a Driver from 14 September 1918 onwards [30]
Wounded in Action on 3 October 1918; after treatment for a gunshot wound to his head rejoined his unit on 25 December 1918 [30]
His name appears on the Three Springs Honour Board, which was unveiled on Tuesday 3 June 1919 [9: 6-Jun-1919] [10: 13-Jun-1919]
Embarked from England on the Konigin Louise and disembarked in Fremantle, Western Australia on 3 August 1919 [30]
Returned to Three Springs by the mail train, arriving during the early hours of the morning on Tuesday 5 August 1919 [10: 8-Aug-1919]
He was tendered a Welcome Home at the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs on Friday 8 August 1919 [10: 8-Aug-1919]
Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 26 August 1919; received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal [30]
By late 1919 he had relatively recovered from his war wounds and was helping run his father's farm in Three Springs [187]
Manager of his uncle Senator Patrick J. LYNCH's Mount Leonora Farm in Three Springs in 1919 and 1920 [201]
Labourer and Contractor in Three Springs in 1921 and 1922 [6] [19]
Member of the Three Springs Football Club 1919-1921 [9: 22-Aug-1919] [10: 9 & 23-Jul-1920, 20-Jun-1921]
Donated 5/- to the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee in 1920 [124]
Member of the Three Springs Cricket Club in 1921-22 [10: 3-Feb-1922]
Member of the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee in 1922 [124]
In 1922 acquired farmland in Yandanooka through the Repatriation Department's Soldier Settlement Scheme [201]
Farmer in Yandanooka 1922-1967 [6] [19] [201]
His farm in Yandanooka was 1,423 acres in size and consisted of Lots 107 and 108 of the Yandanooka Estate [44] [61]
Member of the Arrino Football Club in 1923 [10: 22-Jun-1923]
Umpired football matches between Arrino and Three Springs on Sunday 13 May 1923 and Sunday 20 May 1923 [9: 25-May-1923]
Member of the Yandanooka Football Club in 1924 and 1925 [10: 12-Jun-1924] [9: 14-Aug-1925]
By 1925 he was the owner of a car, and was said in humour to have been "a constant source of danger to the pedestrians" [187]
Donated £2/10/- to the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee in 1925 [124]
Steward at the Picnic Race Meeting held in Three Springs on Saint Patrick's Day Tuesday 17 March 1925 [124]
Won 1st prize for New Season's Hay exhibited at the Gala Day in Yandanooka on 9 September 1926 [9: 17-Sep-1926]
He was one of 133 people who signed a petition in 1927 requesting the granting of a Publican's License for Yandanooka [39: 12-Jan-1927]
Married Mary PRENDERGAST in 1928 [66]
Before marriage his wife had worked as secretary in Three Springs for his uncle Senator Patrick J. LYNCH [201]
Committee Member of the Yandanooka branch of the Primary Producers' Association in 1930 [4: 3-May-1930]
In 1932 owned a Standard Buick Six car, which was registered with the Mingenew Road Board with license plate MI-55 [4: 12-Nov-1932]
He was one of 77 ex-servicemen who attended the Sailors & Soldiers Reunion Dinner in Carnamah on 22 October 1932 [86: 29-Oct-1932]
Attended the Zone Meeting of the North Midlands Wheatgrowers Union in Perenjori on Sunday 3 November 1935 [5: 15-Nov-1935]
Auditor for the North Midlands Zone Council of the Wheatgrowers Union 1935-1937[5: 4-Jan-1935, 3-Jan-1936, 8-Jan-1937]
Conveyed four passengers from their car crash in Yandanooka to Three Springs for medical attention on 20 October 1936 [5: 23-Oct-1936]
Attended the Fifth Annual North Midlands R.S.L. Reunion Dinner in Dongara on Saturday evening 24 October 1936 [5: 30-Oct-1936]
Member of the Yandanooka Cricket Club in 1936-37 [5: 4-Dec-1936]
Served on the Mingenew Road Board / Mingenew Shire Council 1941-1963, and was its Chairman 1948-1954 [201]
Pallbearer at the funeral of retired Mingenew butcher Norman SAGGERS at the Mingenew Cemetery on 22 April 1963 [4: 26-Apr-1963]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Manning [2]
Father of Patricia and Catherine [201]
Died 14 January 1973; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, Lawn 9, 75) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Patrick Francis Lynch' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 11 May 2021 from [sources]

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