1. Memorial:Rozieres Churchyard, Rozieres-Sur-Crise12
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.128
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour24B GQS

Awards & Titles:

British War Medal
Victory Medal

Early Life :

Born Maidstone, Kent. Married Jeanette Lindsey 21st September, 1907 at St Andrews Church, Earlsfield.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 1/Royal Irish Fusiliers 

1st Battalion August 1914 : at Shorncliffe. Part of 10th Brigade in 4th Division. Moved to York and on 18 August to Harrow. 23 August 1914 : landed at Boulogne. 3 August 1917 : transferred to 36th (Ulster) Division and on 24 August to 107th Brigade. 8 February 1918 : transferred to 108th Brigade in same Division.

Action : The Battle of the Aisne 1914 and subsidiary actions 

12 - 15 September 1914. Following the defeat and retreat from the Marne, the German army stood and defended the next defensible river, the Aisne. This offered significant defensive potential on the high bluffs overlooking the river but the BEF succeeded in pushing back the Germans. The first examples of trench warfare emerged on the Aisne as trenches became necessary to offer protection from concentrated artillery barrages.

Detail :

10271 Staff Sergeant Leonard Bernard Lyons. Formerly 6305, Royal Fusiliers. Died of Wounds. A professional soldier and one of the "Old Contemptibles" that highly professional army that was all but destroyed by the end of 1914.

He is captured on the 1911 census as a Sergeant serving with the 1st Princess Victoria's, (Royal Irish Fusiliers) Battalion and barracked at St Lucia Barracks, Bordon, Hampshire. The record of his death show his rank as Sergeant and that he was 2nd Battalion.

For his service in the Great War he was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Castle No. 1436 E.C.East Kent

14th April 1913
13th May 1913
14th July 1913

Listed as a 30 year old Staff Sergeant based at Shorncliffe at the time of his initiation in 1913. His short war service and participation in the war is recorded by just one w.s. followed immediately by the annotation "Died from wounds Sep/14."

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