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Peter Francis Lynch (1887–1941)

Deep regret is felt at the death of Peter Francis Lynch, of Union Street, Dulwich, formerly of Jamestown and Peterborough, who died at Adelaide on January 7, at the age of 53 years, leaving a widow and two daughters, Mildred and Betty. Born at Wasleys in 1887, Peter was the second son of the late Peter and Ellen Lynch, and at the age of four years went with his parents to Yatina, where the family resided for about 12 years, then transfering to Peterborough, where he learnt the bootmaking trade. He was later in business at Jamestown with the late M. Dempsey. He joined SS. James and Killian's Branch, H.A.C.B.S., Jamestown, and held many offices, including secretary for .about five years. In 1919 he married Miss Anne Hynes. Leaving Jamestown, he resided at Owen and Port Pirie before coming to the city in 1925, when he transferred his Hibernian membership to Queen of Angels Branch, Thebarton, which he likewise served in office as president and auditor for a number of years. Always interested in brass bands, Peter was a playing member of the Jamestown and of St. Mark's (Port Pirie) Bands, and joined St. Patrick's Metropolitan Brass Band when he came to Adelaide, and held the office of chairman until the band recently closed down. He was also known as a playing member of the Jamestown Football Club. His work on behalf of the Irish envoys during their visits to the mid-north on behalf of the Home Rule movement will always be remembered, an. interest in Irish movements he always maintained by regular attendance and assistance at the annual St. Patrick's Day "Ceilidh" and the "Aeridheacht."

Brother Lynch was a prominent member of the St. Peter Oarer's branch of the Holy Name Society, Dulwich, whose members formed a guard at his funeral. The burial service at the Catholic Cemetery, West Terrace, was recited by Rev. Fr. J. A. Gatzemeyer (Dulwich), assisted by Rev. Fr. T. Moore (West Tce.). Bro. Patrick E. Lynch, P.G.P. Hibernian Society, and at present a district trustee, is the sole survivor of a family of four daughters and two sons. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on the kindly soul of Peter Lynch, is the sincere prayer of his many friends.

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'Lynch, Peter Francis (1887–1941)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 15 July 2024.

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Wasleys, South Australia, Australia


7 January, 1941 (aged ~ 54)
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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