From an old newspaper
THOMAS LYNCH IN FRANCE
Mr. And Mrs. William H. LYNCH of Patoka, have received a letter
from their son, Thomas E. LYNCH, announcing his safe arrival in France. Young LYNCH enlisted in the army at Indianapolis over a year ago. He enlisted for coast
artillery and was sent to Ft. Michia, N.Y., from there he volunteered for service in France in the heavy artillery. He is only 19 years
old and says he likes his work and the climate is fine
Note: He & his partner, Jerry
Wheeler, owned & operated The LYNCH & Wheeler Implement Co.
Business was located on Main Street, Patoka, IN, in what is today the Post Office, across from what
is now the Former Patoka bank building.
Contributed by Janet (Elliott) Harbison Douglas, 28 Jun 2011.