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Ballard C. Lynch


Dr. Ballard Columbus Lynch (Dec. 27, 1892 - Sept. 19, 1918), also spelled Linch in State records, was born in 1892 in Goin, Tennessee. Lieut. Ballard C. Lynch, formerly senior intern at the Knoxville General Hospital, was killed in France, September 29, when the aid station in which he was attending to the wounded was shelled by the Huns. Lieut. Lynch, who was 26 years old, was a student at the University of Tennessee, and was graduated from the Louisville Medical College, Kentucky, June 6, 1917. He received his commission April 25, 1918, and was assigned to duty at Camp Meade, Md. He sailed for France August 1. He was senior surgeon of the third battalion of the 314th Infantry. He is buried at Lily Grove Church Graveyard, Claiborne County, Tennessee.


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  • Rank: 1st Lieutenant
  • Branch: Army
  • UT Major/Affiliation: Ex-Class of 1912
  • Hometown: Memphis