Private John Thomas Lyons

Service number 150
Birth Date 1898-02-27
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Murchison
Death Date 1915-05-19
Death Place Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Marmara, Gallipoli Peninsula
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
  • 3rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 3rd Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private John Thomas Lyons (150, 3rd Battalion) was born at Murchison, Victoria, on 27 Feb 1898. Family folklore says that he and a friend rode their bicycles all the way to Sydney to enlist in September 1914. John gave his age as 19 years 2 months. He was killed in action at Gallipoli on 19 May 1915 at age 17 years 2 months and is buried in the 4th Battalion Parade Ground Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey.



Date of birth 27 February 1898
Date of enlistment 03 September 1914
Date of embarkation 20 October 1914
Date of death 19 May 1915
Date of fate 19 May 1915