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Regimental number4002
Place of birthFitzroy, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWellington Terrace, South Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 10"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Florence Rebecca Lyons, Wellington Terrace, South Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 May 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 28 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Discharge date21 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 30 October 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 28 December 1916.

Promoted Corporal and appointed Acting Sergeant, 28 December 1916.

Marched out of 8th Training Bn to School of Instruction, Tidworth, 29 January 1917.

Qualified 1st Class at 7th Rifle Course held at the School of Musketry, Tidworth, 21 February 1917.

Reverted to the rank of Private, but retained the rank of Acting Sergeant, 20 March 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 March 1917; marched into Base Depot, Etaples, 21 March 1917 and reverted to the rank of Private.

Marched out to unit, 23 March 1917; taken on strength of 32nd Bn, in the field, 25 March 1917.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 15 June 1917.

Promoted Corporal, 6 October 1917.

Wounded in action, 11 October 1917, and remained on duty.

Detached to 15th Training Bn, 30 January 1918; marched into 15th Training Bn, Codford, England, 2 February 1918.

Detached to On Command at Rifle and Lewis Gun School, Tidworth, 20 February 1918; marched into 15th Training Bn, Codford, 23 March 1918.

Marched into 14th Training Bn, Tidworth, 11 April 1918, for duty on permanent cadre.

Promoted Acting Sergeant, 5 August 1918.

Marched out to 3rd Training Bn Command Depot, 28 January 1919.

At No 3 Camp, Codford, 28 February 1919.

Reverted to pay grade of Corporal, No 4 Command Depot, Worgret Hill, 16 April 1919.

Marched into No 5 Group, Weymouth, 26 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Orontes'; disembarked Adelaide, 26 June 1919; discharged Perth, 21 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 July 1926
SourcesNAA: B2455, LYONS David

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