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"A time to remember" Drysdale's Pte. Cecil Lyons

Cecil Lyons was only 18 years old when he enlisted in The Australian Infantry, February 16, 1916. He was one of eight children born to James Lyons and Elizabeth Ann (nee Reynolds), Drysdale. He attended Drysdale State School and Drysdale Methodist Church. Private Lyons embarked on the HMAT ‘Ajana’ with the 58th Infantry Battalion filled with pride and ready to serve his King and Country Private Cecil Lyons The 58th Battalion fought on many battlefields in France. They battled the German soldiers on The Somme and survived the Winter in endless mud in The Flanders. Cecil wrote many letters to his family back home, some were from the battlefields. His last letter was addressed to his sister May

Visit us on 8th April 1.30 to 4.30 pm

Our Our museum and research centre will be open on Sunday 8th April 1pm to 4.30 pm ​ On Wednesday 11 th April we will have a General Meeting at the Courthouse at 7.30 pm Our guest speaker is Drysdale resident Geoff Casey who will talk about his experiences "Before,during and post Vietnam and his work as a chaplain to veterans" ---- The public are always welcome to hear our guest speakers


P.O. Box 53
Drysdale, 3222

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