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Colonel GRAHAM THOMSON LYALL

Service Number: 48647
Regiment & Unit/Ship

Royal Army Ordnance Corps

Date of Death

Died 28 November 1941

Age 49 years old

Buried or commemorated at

HALFAYA SOLLUM WAR CEMETERY

19. B. 2.

Egypt

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • Country of Service United Kingdom
  • Awards Victoria Cross
  • Additional Info Son of the Revd. Robert Henry Lyall and Agnes Lisette Lyall; husband of Elizabeth Lyall (nee Frew), of Airdrie, Lanarkshire.
  • Personal Inscription BELOVED HUSBAND OF ELIZABETH FREW, FORREST PARK, AIRDRIE, SCOTLAND
  • Additional Citation note

    The following details are taken from the Second Supplement to the London Gazette of December, 13th, 1918:-On September 27th, 1918, when the leading company was halted near Boulon Wood by an enemy strong point Lt. G. T. Lyall executed a flank movement with his platoon and captured it together with prisoners and its guns. Later that day his much weakened platoon was held up by machine guns at the southern end of the wood. Lt. Lyall led forward his few remaining men, then rushed the position single-handed, killing the officer in charge, and took it with its machine guns, capturing numerous prisoners. Advancing, he secured his final objective and still more prisoners. On October 1st, near Blecourt, by skilful disposition of the weak company he then commanded, he overcame another strongly held position, seizing numerous guns and many prisoners. In these two days Lt. Lyall captured 3 officers, 182 other ranks, 26 machine guns and 1 field gun, and inflicted heavy losses on the enemy. He showed throughout most conspicuous bravery, high powers of command, and skilful leadership.

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