• If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • You already know Dokkio is an AI-powered assistant to organize & manage your digital files & messages. Very soon, Dokkio will support Outlook as well as One Drive. Check it out today!


Lyon H C  Pte 1254

Page history last edited by Lenore Frost 10 years, 2 months ago

Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918



All-Australian Memorial - Victoria.  Australia's fighting Families, p 47.



Lyon H C  Pte   1254    Harry Clive   4 LHR    21    Clerk    Single    C of E        

Address: Moonee Ponds, Wilson St, 59    

Next of Kin: Lyon, E J, Mrs, mother, 59 Wilson St, Moonee Ponds    

Enlisted: 5 Jul 1915    58 Inf Bn    

Embarked: RMS Persia 10 Aug 1915                                                                                                               

Prior service 58 Inf Regt.


Mentioned in this correspondence:

Letter from Jamieson J M Pte 16712  published in the Essendon Gazette 21 Mar 1918.



LYON  Parents: Harry U. and Elizabeth J. Lyon, 58a Primrose St, Moonee Ponds . Sons enlisted: H. C. Lyon, Cpl., "A" Sq., 4th Light Horse Reg.; b. at Essendon , March 17, 1894; educ. Essendon SS.; rate collector; enl. Melb, Aug. 15, 1915. War service: Egypt; Palestine , etc.

All-Australian Memorial - Victoria.  Australia's fighting Families, p 47-48


Essedon Gazette 22 July 1915


Mr Clive H Lyon, rate collector to the Brunswick Council (and son of Mr H U Lyon, of Essendon), who is about to leave on active service, was presented with a money belt by M Balfe, Mayor of Brunswick, on behalf of the staff of the Brunswick Town Hall.


Inspector H. U. Lyon has received letters from his two sons, both of whom are members of the Australian Light Horse. Trooper Gordon Lyon, after 13 weeks in the trenches at Gallipoli, has been invalided to Heliopolis, Egypt. He is suffering from shrapnel wounds and shock, and on arrival in Egypt he was in hospital for six weeks. Unfortunately for the young soldier, enteric fever supervened on his other illness, and he has been sent to Port Said, and later on expects to either go to England or return home.  Trooper Clive Lyon has arrived in Egypt after what he describes as a good passage. When he arrived, with the 4th Reinforcements of the Light Horse, he made inquiries for his brother and succeeded in seeing Gordon in hospital. He found him in unsatisfactory state of health, his temperature when seen, owing to the fever he was being treated for, registering 103 deg. The patient shortly afterwards showed improvement, and was sent on to Port Said, as stated above.


WITH THE COLOURS. (1915, December 31). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 5 Edition: Morning.. Retrieved January 21, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74591326



Relatives on Active Service:

135 Pte Lyon John Charles Gordon  brother


War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall L-R

Essendon State School

East Essendon Methodist Church

Moonee Ponds Methodist Church

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour Injured

All-Australian Memorial - Victoria.  Australia's fighting Families, p 47-48



Comments (0)

You don't have permission to comment on this page.