David Lyon

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 20204
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
  • Unit/Ship: 3rd Battalion
  • Place of Death: Bridge of Allan
  • Age at Death: 25
  • Date of Death: 19.05.1916
  • Burial Country: Scotland
  • Cemetery: Stirling (Mars Wark) Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: YZ.17.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 1891
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 4 Isles Lane, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Marjory Lyon, 4 Isles Lane, Dundee

  • Father:

    Thomas Lyon

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about David Lyon

David’s death is recorded as drowning.

David Lyon   20204   Highland Light Infantry

DUNDEE SOLDIER DROWNED IN RIVER ALLAN.

Private David Lyon, Highland Light Infantry, whose residence is in Isles’ Lane, Dundee, was drowned while bathing in the River Allan at Bridge of Allan.

He was seen to wade up the river by a comrade, who chancing to look up later and seeing no sign of Lyon, raised the alarm.  Two hours later his body was recovered from the water.

Dundee Courier 22nd May 1916

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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