Angus Frank LYON

LYON, Angus Frank

Service Number: 1372
Enlisted: 16 October 1914
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Northam, Western Australia, 4 September 1886
Home Town: Northam, Northam, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Treacherously Shot Dead (Head) By German 'Pows', Pozieres, France , 22 July 1916, aged 29 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Northam Fallen, Northam Memorial Hospital, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

16 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1372, 11th Infantry Battalion
22 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, 1372, 11th Infantry Battalion
22 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, 1372, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Itonus, Fremantle
22 Jul 1916: Involvement Corporal, 1372, 11th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

Posted by Mapping our Anzacs story, Wednesday, 20 November 2013

LYON, Angus Frank No. 1372 - WW1

ANGUS LYON (1886 - 1916)Born 4 September 1886 at Northam, Western Australia to parents, William Lyon and Susannah (nee Carter) who married in Northam 14 March 1861.a They had 14 children and Angus was a twin to Gerald Robert, aka Bob (1886 - 1970)1914, Angus enlisted at Helena Valley, Western Australia - 11th Battalion, C Coy, 3rd Brigade and went into camp at Blackboy Hill. His occupation at that time was Miner and he gave his twin's name as next-of-kin but it was later changed to that of his father, William Lyon. After preliminary training he left for Egypt. 25th April 1915 Angus was in the historical landing at Gallipoli and remained there until the evacuationKnown as Angie he was then drafted to France where he was engaged in heavy fighting at Pozieres and promoted to Sergeant there. It was between the 23rd and 25th July 1916 he was reported killed in action at Pozieres - he was 30 years of age.Angus Lyon and partner, Eileen Leah Huysmans had a son John Lyon, born 1915, 8 months after Angus left for the War. In 1918 Eileen married James Gangell and later, John Lyon changed his surname to John Huysmans Gangell, taking the surname of his stepfather. Eileen died in 1925.