Tim is this the one you have!!
Mr. John Wyndon Lyon
Mr John Wyndon Lyon, who died during the weekend, was a veteran of the Zulu War, and he was accorded a military funeral, fol- lowing a short secrvice conducted by Canon W. Thompson in the chapel at Hislop and Son's parlour. Mr. Lyon was born in Sussex in 1853, and went to Canada, where he spent his early life. Later he went to South Africa, and engaged in mining at Ladysmith in 1878. In the following year he formed up with Colonel Weatherby, and took part in the Zulu War, being at the battle of Isandlwana with the 24th Foot (Royal Warwickshire Regiment). Here many thousands 0f zulus over whelmed a handful of troopers, and it was with difficulty that Mr. Lyon and six others reached Rorke's Drift 12 miles away. The Zulus followed up their attack, but they found the Rorke's Drift men fully prepared and after a long battle the blacks were driven off. When Mr. Lyon landed in Australia he went to the Chillagoe district t0 again engage in mining.