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James John LYONS

Regimental number5418
Place of birthLytton near Brisbane, Queensland
SchoolState School, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressJames Street, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Lyons, James Street, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date11 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 19-20 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death26.3
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
66
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Katherine LYONS, Brisbane Street, Bulimba, Queensland
Family/military connectionsCousin to Pte M J Hankey.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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