Lyall Vivian SEIDEL

SEIDEL, Lyall Vivian

Service Number: SX10666
Enlisted: 10 December 1940
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2/8th Divisional Ammunition Company
Born: Crystal Brook, SA, 14 June 1917
Home Town: Yeelanna, Lower Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
Schooling: Magdala School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Cancer, Tumby Bay, South Australia, 30 December 1981, aged 64 years
Cemetery: Tumby Bay Cemetery
Memorials: Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Tumby Bay RSL Portrait Memorials
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World War 2 Service

10 Dec 1940: Involvement Private, SX10666
10 Dec 1940: Enlisted Wayville, SA
10 Dec 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SX10666
2 Nov 1941: Embarked Transferred to Singapore on HMAT Zealandia (Source: NAA B883)
20 Nov 1941: Involvement Malaya/Singapore
18 Aug 1943: Imprisoned Imprisoned in Changi and spent 12 months building roads and bridges in Singapore before being transferred to Thailand, were he worked on the building of the railway line. (Sources: NAA B883; Zweck: A Family History, Zweck Family History Committee, March 1995 ISBN 0646234056)
12 Sep 1945: Imprisoned Released from Japanese PoW camp at Niihama (Source: NAA B883)
4 Oct 1945: Embarked Transferred from Manila to Sydney on the escort carrier HMS Speaker, arriving 15 Oct 1945. (Source: NAA B883)
29 May 1946: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SX10666, 2/8th Divisional Ammunition Company

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of H.A. & L.C. SEIDEL, of Yeelanna.  Educated at Magdala school where he gained highest marks in the Q.C.  In civil live he worked in agriculture and farming.  Enlisted in July 1940.