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Alfred Ernest LYALL

Regimental number1820
Date of birth10 March 1897
Place of birthSemaphore, South Australia
SchoolLe Fevres Peninsula Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
AddressNelson Street, Semaphore, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Lyall, Nelson Street, Semaphore, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Australian Naval Brigade (Compulsory Military Training scheme).
Enlistment date18 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
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 RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 10 October 1916
Place of burialRailway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm) (Plot VI, Row L, Grave No. 15), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
110
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur and Margaret LYALL, Nelson Street, Semaphore, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1571 Pte Cecil Herbert LYALL, 13th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 22 May 1919; 4216 Pte Kenneth Malcolm LYALL, 50th Bn, returned to Australkia, 21 December 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 6 October 1915.

Killed in action, 10 October 1916.

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

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