Vincent LYONS

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LYONS, Vincent

Service Number: VX24936
Enlisted: 10 June 1940, Caulfield, Vic, Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/22nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Brunswick, Victoria, Australia, 28 May 1920
Home Town: Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Massacred (POW of Japan), Rabaul, New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea, 4 February 1942, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Rabaul (Bita Paka) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
(CWGC) Official Commemoration - Grave Location: E. B. 11. Roll of Honour: Kew, Victoria, Australia.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Australian Army, Private, SN VX24936
10 Jun 1940: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN VX24936, 2nd/22nd Infantry Battalion, Battle of Rabaul
10 Jun 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN VX24936, 2nd/22nd Infantry Battalion, Caulfield, Vic, Australia
3 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Battle of Rabaul, AWM - POW'S & Missing Persons; also - Victoria Paybook Photograph (AWM-P02782.003).

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Biography contributed by Daniel Bishop

Son of John Thomas LYONS & Elsie May LYONS, of Kew, Victoria, Australia.