John Carlyon was the son of Mr. W. S. Carlyon, of Duntroon, South Oamaru, New Zealand.
Disembarked Suez, 15 November 1915, and appointed Cook.
Embarked for Matruh, 20 December 1915, and relinquished appointment as Cook.
Admitted to Notts & Derby Mounted Field Ambulance, 28 December 1915 (dysentery); transferred to Hospital Ship, 31 December 1915, and admitted to No 15 General Hospital, Alexandria; transferred to Aotea Convalescent Home, Montazah, 19 February 1916; discharged to duty, 22 February 1916; rejoined Bn, Moascar, 8 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria for France, 6 April 1916.
Admitted to No 3 NZ Field Ambulance, 1 August 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 14 August 1917 (details illegible on Form B103).
Appointed Lance Corporal, 12 October 1917.
Wounded in action, 4 December 1917 (gun shot wound, left knee, fractured femur), and admitted to No 3 NZ Field Ambulance; transferred same to No 3 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station; to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Wimereux, 8 December 1917; listed as dangerously ill, 10 December 1917.
Died of wounds, 10.40 pm, 10 December 1917.
Father: Mr W.S. Carlyon, Duntroon, South Oamaru AWMM