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Offline Marymuseum

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Henry Lyon
« on: November 26, 2013, 05:05:59 PM »
During our WW1 research at the museum we came across an old photo of a police funeral, which after lots of investigating we have discovered that it is the funeral of Police Sergeant Henry Lyon.  He apparently served prior to WW1 with the Manchester Regiment, but during WW1 with the Lancashire Fusiliers.  Does anyone have any more information about him at all?

Offline mack

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Re: Henry Lyon
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2013, 06:45:40 PM »
2589 henry lyon enlisted on 18-6-1889 aged 18,occupation,labourer
13 acton st,rochdale
1st manchesters
army reserve 17-1-1897
recalled to colours 26-12-1899 with 2nd manchester
served in south africa,awarded QSA medal clasps wittenberg,cape colony and transvaal,KSA medal clasps 1901+1902
discharged on termination of engagement 17-6-1902[sergeant]
wife martha,ann
died at bolton infirmary 31st december 1920
aged 50
resided 167 deanchurch lane,bolton

mack ;D

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Re: Henry Lyon
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2013, 11:59:48 AM »
Thanks Mack! I've attached the original pic for you, it's impressive isn't it?

Mary

Offline Robert Bonner

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Re: Henry Lyon
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2013, 04:09:49 PM »
When policemen looked like policemen!
Robert