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Sgt 3182 Martin Lyons
« on: January 09, 2020, 06:28:13 PM »
Sgt Lyons (Born 1876) claimed to be 39y & 210 days old when he enlisted on 15/9/1914.  Martin had previously served in 2nd  Bttn, 4505, for 16y 19d from 1894, incl Boer War.  He trained with 13th Bttn and joined the BEF 7/9/1915-27/10/1915 and MEF 28/10/1915-27/11/1917.  He became Sgt on 11/5/1916.  Martin was posted home on 28/11/1917 and 4th Bttn a month later.
Martin was discharged unfit on 2/4/1918. He had VDH “Aggravated by active service.”
Martin died from VDH on 12/12/1919, aged 43.  He was buried in St Peter’s Stalybridge on 18/12/1919. Reg Ashton Q4 1919 8d/577.
Widow Rose Ann. Married 27/4/1914. 4 Forester’s Court, Foresters’ St, Stalybridge. Son of Mary Lyons.
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Re: Sgt 3182 Martin Lyons
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2020, 09:41:00 AM »
DC attached confirming VDH as cause of death.
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Re: Sgt 3182 Martin Lyons
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2020, 01:08:14 PM »
We require the Burial Register and plot number from Cheshire Archives, which holds the records for St Peter's RC Church, Stalybridge.    As there are no headstones at this location, it's possible Martin Lyons will have a Special Memorial elsewhere - maybe Stalybridge (St Paul) where there is already a Special Memorial.
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Re: Sgt 3182 Martin Lyons
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2020, 06:22:38 PM »
IFCP have now found that Martin Lyons funeral was held at St Peter's RC Church but he was buried at St Paul's CofE Church, Stalybridge.  This means he will be commemorated on the Special Memorial at St Paul's but not as an alternative commemoration.
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ps Insteresting that the Ancestry record can't be relied on without the burial register.
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Re: Sgt 3182 Martin Lyons
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2020, 04:32:07 AM »
martin is not on the special memorial at st.pauls churchyard

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