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Reginald Amond LYONS

Regimental number3345
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressEastbourne Avenue, Little Coogee, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinuncle, T Lyons, Eastbourne Avenue, Little Coogee, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 5, 13 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations near BELLICOURT from 30th September to 2nd October 1918, this N.C.O. rendered most gallant and valuable service as No. 1 Lewis Gunner. During the early stages of the attack he repeatedly rushed forward with his gun to give covering fire to the rest of his Company. he several times went out under heavy machine gun fire to collect magazines from casualties and was thus enabled to keep his gun in action throughout the operation. While a bombing block was being built.he went out and took up a position in the open from which he was able to give covering fire and keep the enemy away until the block was complete.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

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