Awards & Titles:
|Victoria Cross |
Unit : 102nd Battalion, CEF
Action : War Survivor
Although many perished in the Great War, many survived. Stories of those that survived are included as part of this site.
Citations & Commemorations :On 27th September, 1918, north of Canbrai, France, Lieutenant Lyall led his platoon in the capture of an enemy strong point, including 13 prisoners, a field gun and four machine-guns. Later he led his men once more against another strong point, rushing forward alone and capturing the position single-handed, on this occasion taking 45 prisoners and five machine guns. Another 47 prisoners were captured in his final objective along with another five machine guns. Near Blecourt, France, on the 1st October 1918 the capture of a strongly defended position yielded 60 prisoners and 17 machine-guns. During all of these operations, once the objective had been attained, Lieutenant Lyall, still under heavy fire, tended to the wounded.
He survived the Great War but was killed in action at Mersah Matru, Egypt on the 28th November 1942
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Lodge of Harmony and Industry No. 381 E.C.||East Lancashire|
The record which contain details Graham Thomson Lyall in Lodge of Harmony and Industry No. 381 is not yet accessible.
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- : The London Gazette