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Cuthbert John LANYON

Regimental number124
Place of birthGeorge Street, St Peters, South Australia
SchoolEast Adelaide Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWarehouse assistant
Address2 George Street, St Peters, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 10"
Weight171 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Louisa Lanyon, 2 George Street, St Peters, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the 79tn Bn, Senior Cadets for 3 years.
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularCorporal - Instructor Machine Guns at Military School, Zietoun Egypt.
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Age at death20.3
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 4), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Annie LANYON. Native of St. Peters, South Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, ex-HMAT 'Geelong', 18 December 1915.

Found guilty, 7 February 1916, of disobedience of orders in that he absented himself from 0830 hours parade: awarded 7 days' confined to camp.

Found guilty, 10 February 1916, of failing to report on Defaulters' Call sounding between 1730 hours and 2200 hours: awarded 7 days' confined to camp.

Promoted Lance Corporal, Duntroon Plateau, 31 March 1916.

Found guilty, 11 June 1916, of inattention on guard mounting parade: awarded 2 extra guards.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Posted missing, 20 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 12 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, LANYON Cuthbert John
Red Cross file 1550713

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