Wednesday, 18 June 2014

George Lyon(s) 1886-1916

George Lyons Barnsley Chronicle 12 August 1916
(thanks to Barnsley Archives)
Q4 1886 Barnsley (9c 202)

Son of:

Benjamin Lyon b. 1861 Marton, Lincolnshire d.1923 Barnsley
1911: Grocer's Warehouseman 24 Grove Street, Barnsley
married at ** on **
Emily ?? b.1864 Sandy, Bedfordshire d.1953 Barnsley

Position in family:
The third eldest of 12 children (2 died before 1911)
1. William Alfred b.Q3 1881 Pancras Registration District

2. Francis John b.1884 Barnsley
3. George b.Q4 1886 Barnsley WW1 KILLED
4. Florence Fanny b.1889 Barnsley
5. Arthur b.1892
6. Ernest b.16 June 1893 WW1 SERVICE
7. Emily Eliza b.1895 d.1896
8. Gladys May b.1898
9. Alice b.1902
10. Walter b.1906
11. Albert b. 1907
12. Gwendoline Florence b.1908 d.1908

Home address, age and occupation:
1891: 37 Tune Street, Barnsley age 4
1901: 1 Corporaton Street, Barnsley age 14 Glass Worker Bottle
1911: 20a Highstone Lane, Worsboro' Common, Barnsley age 24 Coal Miner Hewer
1914 on enlistment: 13 Highstone Street, Worsboro' Common   Miner

Marriage: George was married twice.
Firstly to Mary Agnes Holt on 9 July 1910 at St Peter's Church, Barnsley.  She died in 1913 and is buried in Barnsley Cemetery.

Secondly to Mary Jane Bashforth on 25 January 1915 at St Peter's Church, Barnsley.

1. Arthur Lyons b.1910 d.May 1911

2. Lily Lyons b.1913 d.December 1918
3. Gladys Ada Lyons b. 9 Sept 1915

On his service record George also mentions
Frances Bashforth b.28 Sept 1912 - presumably Mary Jane's child before their marriage.

Military Service:
Enlisted: September 1914 at the age of
aged 27 years 329 days
Arrived in France: 11 March 1916
Regiment and Battalion:   13th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment
Service number and rank:  13/564 Private
Awards: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Personal information:   5' 6" tall, 39" chest, 147lbs, good physical development

Death:     1 July 1916 aged 31 years
Buried at: Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps
Grave Reference: I D 10

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Son of Benjamin and Emily Lyon, of 24, Grove St., Barnsley, Yorks.

Worsborough Common, St Lukes Church, Highstone Road 
Barnsley, St Peter's Church, Doncaster Road 

His widow Mary Jane (nee Bashforth) remarries in Q4 1918 to Frederick Ryder and later lived at 67 Highstone Lane, Worsbro' Common, Barnsley.  They have four children together, Frederick b.1921, Harry b.1922, Ellen b.1925 and Doris b.1928.

Map snip showing Grove Street, top right and St Peter's Church, bottom centre
(map from Old Maps)

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