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PostSubject: ADMIRAL LYON, HERBERT   Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:25 pm

Father and son(s) killed




Name: LYON, HERBERT
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Admiral (Retired)
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Date of Death: 15/03/1919

Additional information: 3rd Class Order of Merit (Spain); 2nd and 3rd Class Orders of the Nichau-Imtiaz (Turkey); Collar Order of Commander of the Order of Redeemer (Greece). Son of A. W. Lyon, J.P., of Abbotsclownholme, Rocester, Stafford; husband of Frances Violet Lyon (nee Inglis), of Stoke Cottage, Stoke, Devonport. Educated at Windle sham House, Brighton and the Rev. H. Burney's, Royal Academy, Gosport. Served in Charybdis in the Lingi and Lukut River Expeditions, Straits of Malacca and Perak; in Zulu War; as Captain of Retribution, at the blockade of Venezuela, and as Commodore at Hong Kong. Returned to active service afloat during the Great War as Captain, R.N.R., H.M. Yacht Safa el Bahr, on Patrol duty in the Mediterranean and later as Commodore, R.N.R., of Patrols at Malta. His son, Lieut. Comdr. H. I. N. Lyon, R.N., also fell in the Great War.
N. Lyon, R.N., also fell in the Great War.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: V. 11.
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PostSubject: Admiral Herbert Lyon   Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:36 pm

Littlehand this from Mack & Shad , seems to be your man .
Lt . H. Lyon , HMS Boadicea , time on shore 19 / 3 / 79 - 6 / 8 / 79 . Accompanied the Etshowe relief column ; present at the battle of Ginghilovo ; and accompanied the Bgde to Port Durnford.
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PostSubject: Admiral Lyon   Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:39 pm

If Admiral Lyon died in the Great War then his date of death is incorrect , the war finished in 1918 , his date of death is listed as March 1919 on your post Littlehand ? . unless of course Lyon did die in 1919 and it's his two sons who were killed in the war , a misleading title at the start of the post may be to blame ? .
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PostSubject: Re: ADMIRAL LYON, HERBERT   Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:00 am

Admiral Herbert LYON CB, the son of A.W. Lyon, J.P., of Abbotsclownholme, Rocester, Stafford. Husband of Frances Violet Lyon, nee Inglis, of Stoke Cottage, Stoke, Devonport. He served in HMS Charybdis in the Lingi and Lukat River Expeditions, Straits of Malacca and Perak, as Captain of HMS Retribution at the blockade of Venezuela, and as Commodore at Hong Kong. With the rank of Sub-Lieutenant on HMS Boadicea he served during the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. He retired from the Royal Navy, but returned to active service in WWI as Captain R.N.R. HM Yacht Safa el Bahr on patrol duty in the Mediterranean, and later as Commodore of Patrols, Malta. He died on 15th March 1919 in Bighi Hospital. He is remembered on the WWI Memorial Board in Stoke Damerel Parish Church, Plymouth.
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