(Service number 74394)
|First Rank||Last Rank|
|Date||29 October 1890||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Address at Enlistment||Ridgemount Station, Private Bag, Napier|
|Occupation||Shepherd for W H Campbell|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs H. Lyall (mother), Saint Andrew's, South Canterbury, New Zealand|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||38th Reinforcements, A Company|
|Date||5 June 1918|
|Transport||HMNZT 105 Remuera|
|Embarked From||Destination||Liverpool, United Kingdom|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||21 May 1919||Reason||Termination of period of engagement|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Ashes buried at Otupae Sheep Station, central North Island, New Zealand|
|New Zealand Memorials|
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.
Hugh Lyall died in 1956. His ashes are buried at the Otupae Sheep Station (which was owned by his father-in-law), located in the central North Island between the Hawke's Bay and Taihape.
SCRoll web submission by C Lyall, 29 May 2018; Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [30 May 2018]; SCRoll submission by K Lyall, 25 & 31 October 2018
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Researched and Written by
Tony Rippin (South Canterbury Museum)
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