Vincent LYONS

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, Rabaul, New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, 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., Bita Paka War Cemetery, Bita Paka, Rabaul, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, VX24936
10 Jun 1940: Involvement Private, VX24936, 2nd/22nd Infantry Battalion, Battle of Rabaul
10 Jun 1940: Enlisted Private, VX24936, 2nd/22nd Infantry Battalion, Caulfield, Vic, Australia
10 Jun 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Private, VX24936, 2nd/22nd Infantry Battalion
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.