Private John Henry Lyons
Private John Henry Lyons

Army Number : 11769

Battalion : 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Born at Ilkeston, Derbyshire and lived at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. Son of Caleb and Ruth Lyons, of 15, Radford Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. He was a coal miner prior to enlisting 19th June 1912 at Newark, Nottinghamshire. He went to France 8th September 1914 and suffered wounds 20th October 1914 near Bois Grenier, France, he died of wounds 4th December 1914, aged 22, at 3rd Southern General Hospital Oxford.


Shot while helping a comrade.

Private J. H. Lyon (sic), of the Notts. and Derby Regiment, whose home is at Radford Street, Mansfield, has died at Oxford Hospital from serious bullet wounds which he received at Lille on October 20th. The gallant soldier was attending to a comrade's injury when he got shot in the thigh and side. He has been in the Oxford Hospital for some weeks, and after the first operation the news received from him was that he was going on nicely. Another operation had to be performed last Thursday, and from this he never rallied, death ensuing on Friday. The funeral will take place at the Mansfield Cemetery tomorrow afternoon."

Nottingham Evening Post December 7th 1914.

Mansfield Reporter and Sutton Times 11th December 1914

Buried/Commemorated : Mansfield (Nottingham Road) Cemetery, United Kingdom. Plot C. Grave 15909

Photograph of name or grave not yet obtained.
Private John Henry Lyons is also commemorated on the following local memorials :-
St. Mark's Church War Memorial Cross, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.
St. Mark's Church Roll of Honour, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.