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William John Lyon

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William John AWMM
  • Surname
    Lyon AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jack AWMM
  • Service number
    2574 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 February 1898 AWMM LondonEngland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre Sep 1939 AWMM Eversleigh Rd, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Alice Elizabeth Lyon (wife), Eversleigh Rd, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM
    Married, 2 children AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Greece AWMM
    • 1941 AWMM
      World War 2/wars AWMM
      Crete AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    2574 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Sep 1939 AWMM
    Age 41 AWMM
    Member of Parliament/Civilian AWMM
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  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 10 inches AWMM
    • Other, Unknown Period AWMM
      Varicose veins AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of William John Lyon and Ann Lyon (nee Yeates)

    Husband of Alice (Alison) Elizabeth Lyon

    Served in WW 1 with the Royal Sussex Regiment, aged 17 years. Other details of this service are not known

    He was the Labour Member of Parliament (MP) for Waitemata Electorate 1935 - 1941.

    Captain Lyon was the first New Zealand Member of Parliament to be killed in World War 2.

    Remembered on the Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    26 May 1941 AWMM
    Age 43 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, (June?), 1941 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, New Zealand Parliament, first-floor main foyer, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Lyon Memorial Hall, Anzac Street, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Takapuna War Memorial, (ex RSA Roll, on a boulder), The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial Drive, 1939-1945, Devonport Memorial Drive, Auckland AWMM
    • Memorial Drive, Lake Road, Devonport, Auckland AWMM

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