Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Donald Lynch

In memory of:

Flying Officer John Donald Lynch

November 26, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

J/22422

Age:

26

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

625 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of Joseph and Mary Lynch, of Ayton, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 183 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XV. A. 5.

Location:

Groesbeek is located 10 km south east of the town of Nijmegen and close to the German frontier. The Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery is 3 km north of the village and 1500 metres east of the main road to Nijmegen. On leaving the A73 motorway at the junction Overasselt Mook Groesbeek follow directions to Mook. Follow direction signs towards Mook War cemetery. After passing Mook War cemetery continue to the village of Groesbeek to a set of traffic lights. Turn left at the lights onto Dorpstraat passing through Groesbeek. The road name then changes to Molenweg. A Commonwealth War Graves Commission direction sign indicates the right hand turning from Molenweg onto the Zeven Heuvelenweg. The Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery is located on the right hand side, about 1 km after entering this road. On the Memorial in the Canadian War Cemetery at Groesbeek are inscribed the following words:
Pro amicis mortui amicis vivimus, We live in the hearts of friends for whom we died.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of JOHN DONALD LYNCH– John Donald Lynch
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of John Lynch– RCAF photo
  • Photo of John Lynch– RCAF photo
  • Document– RCAF record of crash and burial.
  • Temporary Grave Marker– Photo of wooden cross
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Jaap van der Woude
  • Memorial– Flying Officer John Donald Lynch is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flying Officer John Donald Lynch is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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