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Service:Royal Australian Air Force
Service Number:401706
Rank:Flight Sergeant
Date of Birth:19 April 1916
Place of Birth:Glasgow, Scotland
Date of Death:20 March 1943 (Aged 26 years)
Units:No. 22 Squadron, RAAF †
No. 1 Service Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 3 Service Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 1 Bombing and Gunnery School, RAAF
No. 2 Wireless Air Gunners School, RAAF

NAA: A9301, 401706

1939-45 StarPacific Star1939-45 War MedalAustralian Service Medal 1939-45


28 March 1941Enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force.
Aircraftman 2nd Class on Enlistment.
Posted to No. 2 Initial Training School, RAAF.
26 April 1941Promoted to Leading Aircraftman.
30 April 1941Posted to No. 2 Wireless Air Gunners School, RAAF.
20 October 1941Posted to No. 1 Bombing and Gunnery School, RAAF, Evans Head.
13 November 1941Promoted to Sergeant.
14 November 1941Posted to No. 1 Embarkation Depot, RAAF.
20 December 1941Posted to No. 3 Service Flying Training School, RAAF, Amberley.
6 April 1942Posted to No. 1 Service Flying Training School, RAAF, Point Cook.
28 April 1942Posted to No. 22 Squadron, RAAF.
1 February 1943Promoted to Flight Sergeant.
20 March 1943 †Executed by bayonet at Lae, New Guinea.
13 August 1948Buried at the Lae War Cemetery, New Guinea.

Burial Details

Grave:M. B. 14.

Physical Description

Height: 5 feet 10 inches 177.80 cm
Weight: 158 lbs 71.67 kg
Chest Measurement: 37 inches 93.98 cm

External Links

World War 2 Nominal Roll


National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, LYON JOHN : Service Number - 401706 : Date of Birth - 19 Apr 1916 : Place of Birth - GLASGOW SCOTLAND : Place of Enlistment - MELBOURNE VIC : Next of Kin - LYON MAE, A9301, 401706.

Record updated on 20 March 2018.


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