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Full Name: George Ernest Lyon
Rank Last Held: Rifleman
Forename(s): George Ernest
Surname: Lyon
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 24/2029
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment: Telegraphist
Next of Kin: Mrs Mary E. Lyon (mother), 502 George Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit: 4th Reinforcements 2nd Battalion, F Company
Embarkation Date: 4 March 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel: Willochra or Tofua
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: 26
Page on Nominal Roll: 30
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion, 3rd
Place of Death: Ypres, Belgium
Date of Death: 12 October 1917
Year of Death: 1917
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Memorial Reference: N.Z. Apse, Panel 7.
Biographical Notes: George Lyon was the son of Mary Elizabeth Lyon, of 502 George St., Dunedin, New Zealand.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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