Andrew Lynas was killed in action 1 June 1916 at the Battle of Jutland serving aboard HMS Ardent. He was lost at sea and is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. He was 20 years old and is commemorated on the Evenwood War Memorial, the Roll of Honour, St. Paul’s Church, Evenwood and the Memorial Plaque in the Workmen’s Club.
HMS Ardent was sunk by a torpedo when the British took on a division of German battleships in night action and 'had to wait in the full glare of blinding searchlights for shells that could not fail to hit'. Of the 78 men only 2 survived.