Introduction to Lynch Clan

My Lynch ancestors from Ireland came to America in 1848. The group included my Grandfather James Lynch and his five siblings, ages 10 to 18, who sailed without their parents to New York City. Soon they were living in a tenement house in Massachusetts working in a textile mill. From there they gradually migrated west. This blog will contain information gathered by my mother, Hazel Lynch Skonberg from her father, giving details of the trip over and life in America. There is also a diary written by his son, Will Lynch, who was with the American Consular Service of the State Department, and was taken hostage on Dec. 8, 1941, by the Japanese Army who had captured Shanghai that day. I hope you enjoy this blog about the James Lynch family in America.
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Monday, March 5, 2012

WR Lynch WW II Diary Days 210, 211, 212, and 213

Will Lynch on "Repatriation Ship" stops at Singapore.   Japanese fly over. Roselyn

July 5, 1942.  Sunday.  210th Day.
     Arrived at Singapore, anchored, several miles out, about 12:00 noon.
     Supposed to stay several days until Asma Naru arrives with its repatriates from Japan, Hong Kong and Saigon.
     Lit an Insular Corono (cigar) after luncheon.  Thought of Captain Giliberto, the donator of cigar, last April, and the job I did for him about renewal of his master's license.

July 6. 7. & 8, 1942.  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.  211th, 212th, 213th Days.
     Took on fuel oil.
     Still here.
     Many Japanese airplanes in formation came over.
     Took on water and fruit.


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