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Robert Joseph LYONS

Regimental number3226
Place of birthCooktown, Queensland
SchoolSt Joseph's (Catholic) College, Nudgee via Brisbane, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCivil servant
Address'Truro', Standring Street, Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Georgina Lyons, 'Truro', Standring Street, Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date8 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 22 December 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3226A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was the youngest son of the late Mr M A Lyons who was the very highly respected Town Clerk and Accountant to The Town Council of Cooktown from the year 1883 to November 1909.
FateKilled in Action 9 August 1917
Place of death or woundingWytschaete, Belgium (Battle of Messines)
Age at death25
Place of burialDerry House Cemetery No. 2 (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 7), Wytschaete, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
144
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Michael and Mary LYONS, "Sums", Glen Road, Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland. Native of Cooktown, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrother of Gunner H P C Lyons. First cousin to Captain Leon Lyons, Major Cyril Corser and Lt Herbert Corser, also to the Pte George Porter.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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