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Richard James LANYON

Regimental number1511
Place of birthEddington, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationSoldier
AddressHampton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 10"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Lanyon, 'Clorelly', Station Street, Hampton, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Australian Garrison Artillery for 11 months.
Enlistment date1 July 1918
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 June 1918
Place of enlistmentQueenscliif, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameHeavy Artillery Group 36, Reinforcement 20
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/49/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Gaika on 30 July 1918
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Heavy Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1919
Discharge date27 September 1919
Other details

War service: England, France (post-Armistice)

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 22 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 2 September 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 27 September 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death13 August 1952
SourcesNAA: B2455, LANYON Richard James

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