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Vernon Clifford LANYON

Regimental number1735
Place of birthTruro, South Australia
Place of birthClare, South Australia
SchoolClare Public School, South Australia
AddressGrange, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs H M Lanyon, Grange, South Australia
Enlistment date13 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name27th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 23 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 19 September 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialEast Mudros Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row P, Grave No. 265), Lemnos, Greece
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Hannah LANYON, 6 Angus Street, Kent Town, South Australia
Family/military connectionsLt W W Coward (cousin).
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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