LYALL, Gordon Gilmore
(Service number 15927)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Rifleman


Date 6 January 1886 Place of Birth Gore

Enlistment Information

Date 4 May 1916 Age 29
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farmer (self employed) at St Andrews
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin George Lyall (father), Saint Andrews, South Canterbury, New Zealand
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 6th Reinforcements, 3rd battalion, G Company
Date 26 July 1916
Transport Waitemata or Ulimaroa
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Devonport, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Rifle Brigade,3rd battalaion

Military Awards

Campaigns Western Europe 1916-17, Messines
Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 6 July 1917 Age 30
Place of Death Belgium
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial,Messines Ridge British Cemetery,Belgium
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; St Andrews War memorial; Family Grave Memorial, Otaio Cemetery, Otaio

Biographical Notes

Son of George and Helen Christina Lyall of St Andrews, South Canterbury, New Zealand. George (father) was the last manager of the Pareoa Estate. Four sons of George and Helen also served during the war: Gordon Gilmore (15927) and William Carnegie (46235) were killed in action, but Angus (15560) and Hugh (74394) returned home.


Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Database (May 2014); SCRoll submission by K Lyall, 25 October 2018

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