LYONS, Timothy
(Service number 56982)

Aliases Ted
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 19 May 1888 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date 28 March 1917 Age 29 years
Address at Enlistment Winchester Post Office
Occupation Engine driver
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married. Married Ellen HOGAN on 1 June 1916 at Temuka
Next of Kin Mrs Ellen LYONS (wife), Winchester
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information Height 5 feet 9½ inches. Weight 197 lbs. Chest measurement 39½-42½ inches. Complexion fair. Eyes gret. Hair fair. Sight - both eyes 6/6. Hearing and colour vision both normal. 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 (right). Good bodily and mental health. No slight defects. No fits. Class A.

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 29th Reinforcements, E Company
Date 2 October 1917
Transport Mokoia
Embarked From Destination Glasgow, Scotland
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 19 June 1919 Reason Termination of period of engagement.

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 30 August 1944 Age 57 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill
Memorial Reference Roman Catholic Block 8, Plot 166
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Timothy LYONS was the son of Timothy and Mary (née KEEFE) LYONS. His brothers Dennis Francis, Miachael and Timothy all served in World War I.


Cenotaph Database [11 October 2015]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5544 0070194) [11 October 2015]; Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill, headstone image (Invercargill City Council) [16 October 2015]; Timaru Herald, 25 July 1904, 17 April 1913, 10 June 1916, 14 March 1917, 20 April 1917, 29 May 1917, 9 June 1917, 2 August 1917, 27 & 30 November 1917, 12 Seprember 1918, 25 & 31 January 1919, 4 April 1919, 19 July 1920, Evening Star, 28 November 1917, Dominion, 30 April 1918, Nelson Evening Mail, 12 September 1918, Evening Post, 14 September 1918, Press, 24 January 1919, 11 June 1935 (Papers Past) [17 October 2015]

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