Lyons, Leslie James

Place Oceania: Pacific Islands, Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Gazelle Peninsula, Rabaul Area, Rabaul
Accession Number PR00008
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Letters
Maker Lyons, Leslie James
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1942; 1945
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 91/0898
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the Second World War service of NX60128 Gunner (Gnr) Leslie James Lyons who served with the 17 Anti Tank Battery. Collection comprises an original letter written by Gnr Lyons to his mother after being taken prisoner by the Japanese at Rabaul assuring her that he is safe and well, and one original telegram dated 20 October 1945 sent from Army Records to Arthur James Lyons, father of Leslie, informing him that Gnr Leslie James Lyons previously reported as missing is now officially presumed dead. Gnr Lyons died when the Montevideo Maru was sunk after being torpedoed off the coast of the Philippines on 1 July 1942. The telegram was added to this collection in September 2012.