Alfred Ernest LYALL


LYALL, Alfred Ernest

Service Number: 1820
Enlisted: 18 March 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Semaphore, South Australia, 10 March 1897
Home Town: Semaphore, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 10 October 1916, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm)
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

18 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
23 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1820, 27th Infantry Battalion
23 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1820, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kanowna, Adelaide

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Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Lyall, of Nelson street, Semaphore, have been notified that their son, Private Alfred Lyall, was killed in action in France on October 10. Prior to enlisting he was associated with the Naval Cadets, and left for Egypt on June 24. He was wounded at Gallipoli on October 6, and sent to hospital in England. Later he was detailed for home service in England for several months. He never fully recovered from the effects of his wounds, but upon the reforming of his battalion he went again into the firing line about two months ago. Two brothers are on active service, one of whom has been severely wounded, and is now in hospital at Chichester, and the other in France. Private Lyall, who was 19 years of age last March, was a carpenter by trade, and of a quiet and lovable disposition." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 18 Nov 1916 (