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David John Albert Lyttle

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    David John Albert AWMM
  • Surname
    Lyttle AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    David John Thomas Lyttle AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/1107 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    GoreSouthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Gore, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    John Lyttle, Chatham Road, Gore, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/1107 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • David Lyttle was the son of Catherine R. Lyttle, of 14 Seddon Street, Rangiora, Canterbury, and the late John Lyttle.

    Name incorrectly listed as David John Thomas Lyttle on the Nominal Roll AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    3 May 1915 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
    2 May 1915 Public - Irene - Other Relative - 27 April 2015 - Death notice
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Dardanelles Public - Irene - Other Relative - 27 April 2015 - Death notice
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Lieutenant D. J. A. Lyttle, who was at first reported wounded, and then reported missing, is now reported to have been killed. Lieutenant Lyttle was a native of Gore, and was a teacher on the staff of the Kaitangata Public School when he volunteered for active service. (Auckland Weekly News, 24 June 1915, p. 21) AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM

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  • On this centenary of your death, given for the cause of freedom and making the ultimate sacrifice, your descendants will never forget you. We take pride in the fact of the naming of Mt Lyttle, a mountain in Fiordland, in the Hollyford Valley, New Zealand, is in remembrance of your life and exploits in climbing in this area.
    Public - Andrew Derek - Other Relative - 24 April 2015



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 431 AWMM
    • Auckland Weekly News AWMM
      Obituary: Auckland Weekly News, 24 June 1915, p. 21. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM


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27 April 2015IreneWellington New ZealandOther Relative
24 April 2015Andrew DerekChristchurch New ZealandOther Relative
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