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VC1096    Graham Thomson Lyall

Name   Graham Thomson Lyall     No.      

VC Issue No.   1096   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Canadian Expeditionary Force, 102nd Battalion, 2nd Central Ontario Regiment

Later   

Now   

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Colonel

Place Of Birth   Manchester, Lancashire, England

Place Of Death   Near Mersa Matruh, Egypt

Buried/Location Ashes   Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, 10 miles east of Libyan border, Egypt

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.   Plot XIX, Row B, Grave 2

Gazetted   14 December 1918

VC Presented   15 March 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England

Memorials

P  Headstone, Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, 10 miles east of Libyan border, Egypt

Named on Family Headstone, New Monkland Cemetery, Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, Scotland

Named on Lectern, High Church, Bridge Street, Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, Scotland

Named on War Memorial, Centenary Avenue, Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, Scotland

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial Arch, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland

P  Named on Masonic VC Memorial, Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street, London

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, York Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

P  Named on Memorial Bench, Ulster Tower, Thiepval, France

P  Memorial Plaque, Nr Canadian Memorial, Bourlon Church, France

P  Memorial Plaque, Lake Street Armoury, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada

P  Memorial Plaque, City Hall, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada

P  Colonel Lyall Street, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, British High Commission, Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

P  Plaque on Memorial Bench, Beatty Street Armoury, Vancouver, B.C., Canada


By The Way…

Called up for service for the Second World War, he served in North Africa, acting Colonel in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, he was killed in Egypt


VC Held By

Corps of Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers Museum of Technology, Isaac Newton Road, Arborfield, Reading, Berkshire, England

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BORN   8 March 1892

DIED   28 November 1941  AGE   49

VC Won   27 September 1918   AGE   26

Place VC Won   Bourlon Wood and Blecourt, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War