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Peter William LYON

Regimental number2161
Place of birthKorong Vale Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTraveller
AddressAlbert Street, Claremont, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ethel May Lyon, Albert Street, Claremont, Western Australia
Enlistment date15 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 6 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


'For gallant conduct and determination displayed in escaping, or attempting to escape, from captivity.'
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31759, 30 January 1920; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 38, 29 April 1920.

FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Miscellaneous detailsWife's family name given as LYONS on Embarkation Roll.

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