Private John Henry Lyons
Sherwood Foresters Badge

Army Number : 11769

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

Son of Caleb and Ruth Lyons, of 15, Radford Street, Mansfield.

Died : 4th December 1914, age 22.


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 solier was attending to a comrade's injurywhen he got shot in the thigh and side. He has been in the Oxford Hospital for some weeks, and after the firat 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.

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

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