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Albert LYONS

Regimental number285
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPalmer Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Lyons, Palmer Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 September 1914
Place of enlistmentRoseberry Park, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 August 1915
Date of death5 December 1915
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Portion Church of England, Plot EE, Grave No. 576), New South Wales
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Zillah LYONS.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 29 April 1915 (gun shot wound, left leg and toe); admitted to No 2 General Hospital, 4 May 1915; transferred to Mena Hospital, 13 July 1915.

Medical report of 26 July 1915 stated that he was having some fits on the way to the Dardanelles, but since wounding, is having 3-4 fits a week.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Themistocles', 15 August 1915; disembarked Melbourne (no date) (epilepsy, debility, and gun shot wound, left foot - toe amputated).

Died at No 4 General Hospital, Randwick, New South Wales, 5 December 1915 (pneumonia and heart failure).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, LYONS Albert

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