William (George) Lyster
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|Date of Birth||11 Jun 1893|
|Place of Birth||Ballybay, Monaghan, Ireland|
|Death||24 Oct 1963, aged 70|
|Place of Death||Jarrahdale, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||22 years old|
5'7" (1.70m) tall ; 157 lbs|
71.214 kg; dark complexion ; blue eyes ; dark brown hair
|Occupation||Mental hospital attendant|
|Address||Hospital for Insane, Claremont, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Mother , Mrs Frances Lyster|
|Date of Enlistment||10 Jul 1915|
|Unit/Formation||10th Light Horse Regiment, 10th Reinforcement.|
|Date of Embarkation||13 Oct 1915 ‒ ?? Nov 1915|
|Ship Embarked On||HMAT A32 Themistocles|
|Date of Return||16 Oct 1919 ‒ 16 Nov 1919|
|Ship Returned On||HMNZT Pakeha|
|Fate||Returned to Australia|
|Monument||Jarrahdale Honour Roll|
1914-15 Star |
British War Medal
Electoral Roll entries - 1916 - Mental hospital Claremont, attendant.
Soon after entering camp, George was allocated to the 10th Light Horse's 10th reinforcement draft, travelling with it to Egypt where he entered the 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment.
In Egypt, on 24 Jul 1916 George reported to the 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance with hearing problems. Referred on to the 54th Casualty Clearing Station who treated him before releasing him back to his unit on 4 Aug 1916. On 26 Nov 1916 he again visited the 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance with boils, before being discharged back to duty on 2 Dec 1916. On 18 Mar 1917 he was again in hospital, this time the 24th Stationary Hospital, followed 4 days later in the 31st General Hospital in Port Said, before transferring on 24 Mar 1917 to the 14th Australian General Hospital in Abbassia. It seems he had developed severe abrasions to one of his feet that had become septic. On 1 May 1917 he was released to a convalescent depot at Montazah and finally returned to duty on 16 May 1917 at Moascar.
Taken on strength by the 10th Light Horse Regiment on 4 Aug 1917 at Marakeb, on 23 Aug 1917 he was detached to a Railway Construction Company until 20 Aug 1918.
On 10 Jun 1919, George was embarked at Port Said on HMT Ellenga for leave in the UK. Following this leave he was held in the UK until he boarded HMNZT Pakeha for return it Australia where he was discharged on 16 Dec 1919 by the 5th Military District.
A recent (2 Nov 1921) quiet wedding was that of Miss Susan Caroline Chapman, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Chapman, of Belfast, Ireland, to Mr. William George Lyster, of Spring Farm, Jarrahdale.
Three sons resulted John Charles (1923 - 1985), George Ralph (1925 - 2004) and Norman Grenvile (1926 - 1995). Caroline died in 1992.
Electoral Roll entries - 1922 - 1958 'Spring Farm' Jarrahdale, farmer.
During WW2 he served as W67690 Lieutenant Lyster in the 2nd WA Battery from 22 Mar 1942 until 31 Jan 1945
- The Sunday Times 13 Nov 1921