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Graham Thomson Lyall
Birth: Mar. 8, 1892
Chorlton-Cum-Hardy
Greater Manchester, England
Death: Nov. 28, 1941
Matruh, Egypt

World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Lieutenant in the 102nd Battalion Central Ontario Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary Force. On September 27, 1918, Lieutenant Lyall was leading his platoon as a company support unit on a German position at Bourlon Wood and Blecourt, France. Flanking enemy movement, his unit captured thirteen prisoners, one field gun and four machine-guns. Later he led his men to another enemy strong point, rushed the position single-handed killing the German officer in charge, capturing forty-seven prisoners and five machine-guns. For gallantry in action, he was awarded the Victoria Cross by King George V at Buckingham Palace on March 15, 1919 and later achieved the rank of Colonel. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery
As Sallum
Matruh, Egypt
 
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Record added: Aug 01, 2003
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