LYONS, Arthur James
(Service number 36463)

Aliases Scotty
First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 11 May 1895 Place of Birth Belfast, Ireland

Enlistment Information

Date 18 September 1916 Age 21 years 4 months
Address at Enlistment 11 Hugh Street, Timaru
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin William J. LYONS (father), 11 Hugh Street, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information Height 6 feet. Weight 156 lnches. chestmeasurement 3..-36 inches. Complexion fair. Eyes blue. Hair light brown. Sight - both eyes 6/6. Hearing good. Colour vision correct. Limbs well formed. Full and perfect movement of joints. Chest well formed. Heart and lungs normal. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. Good bodily and mental health. No slight defects. No fits.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Reinforcements, G Company
Date 19 January 1917
Transport Waitemata
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Campaigns Western European
Service Medals British War Medal; Victory Medal
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 17 September 1919 Reason Termination of period of engagement.

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 20 March 1977 Age 81 years
Place of Death Timaru
Notices Timaru Herald, 21 & 22 March 1977
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Arthur James LYONS was born in 1895 at Belfast, Northern Ireland, the older son of William John LYONS and Sarah Jane née CORBETT. The family migratedfrom Belfast to New Zealand in October 1913. At the time of enlisting, Arthur was a labourer at the PareoraFreezing Works.


Cenotaph Database [16 October 2015]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5544 0070155) [16 October 2015]; Timaru Herald, 21 & 22 March 1977 (Tmaru District Library) [16 October 2015]; Timaru Herald, 20 September 1916 [x 2], 19 December 1917, 30 July 1919, 8 August 1919, North Otago Times, 15 December 1917, Dominion, 6 August 1919 (Papers Past) [16 October 2015]

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