Vernon Clifford LANYON

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LANYON, Vernon Clifford

Service Number: 1735
Enlisted: 13 May 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Truro, South Australia, 18 December 1893
Home Town: Grange, South Australia
Schooling: Clare Public School
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Died of wounds, Gallipoli (aboard HS Maheno), 19 September 1915, aged 21 years
Cemetery: East Mudros Military Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Clare Schools Old Scholars who Fell WW1 Memorial, Clare WW1 Memorial Arch, Darwin Northern Territory Soldiers Roll of Honour, Henley Beach Council Fallen WW1 & WW2 Honour Board, Henley Beach Council WW1 Service Roll
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World War 1 Service

13 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
23 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1735, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kanowna, Adelaide
23 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1735, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
19 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 1735, 27th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography

"...1735 Sergeant Vernon Clifford Lanyon, 27th Battalion, of Grange, SA. A clerk prior to enlisting in May 1915, Lanyon embarked from Adelaide with the 2nd Reinforcements on board HMAT Kanowna (A61) on 23 June 1915. On 19 September 1915, he died of wounds received in action at Gallipoli. Sgt Lanyon was 21 years of age." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)