|Place of birth||George Street, St Peters, South Australia|
|School||East Adelaide Public School, South Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||2 George Street, St Peters, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs A Louisa Lanyon, 2 George Street, St Peters, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Served in the 79tn Bn, Senior Cadets for 3 years.|
|Place of enlistment||Keswick, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, A Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on
|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 Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Corporal - Instructor Machine Guns at Military School, Zietoun Egypt.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Flers, France|
|Age at death||20.3|
|Age at death from cemetery records||20|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 4), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: William and Annie LANYON. Native of St. Peters, South Australia|
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
|Sources||NAA: B2455, LANYON Cuthbert John
Red Cross file 1550713