WWI 1914 Star - Lieutenant Royal Scots Fusiliers, KIA
WWI 1914 Star - 5th AUG. - 22nd NOV. 1914 (LIEUT: C.J. LYON. R. SC: FUS.). Naming is officially impressed. Crisp detail, nice patina, oxidzation mark near the wreath at 3 o'clock, original ribbon, very fine. Accompanied by a research paper. Footnote: Charles James Lyon was the son of Walter F.K. and Isabella R. Lyon of Tantallon Lodge, North Berwick, Scotland. He was Mentioned in Despatches, as it was noted that he was Killed in Action, on November 13, 1914, at the age of 24, at the First Battle of Ypres, as stated in the Glasgow Herald of December 9, 1914, "News has been received at North Bewick that Lieutenant Charles James Lyon, 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers, was killed in action near Ypres on November 14. He was the fifth son of the late Mr. Walter Lyon, and of Mrs. Lyon, Tantallon Lodge, North Berwick. Lieutenant Lyon, who was Acting-Adjutant of his battalion, was only 24 years of age, and joined the Royal Scots Fusiliers in 1909 after having passed from Haileybury College into Sandhurst. The death of Lieutenant Lyon is all the more pathetic owing to the fact that one of his brothers, Lieutenant Alexander Patrick F. Lyon, 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders, was killed at Bertry, in France, on August 27. The Latter, an Army interpreter, was making inquiries in the front of a half battalion which had mistaken the German lines for the French and was killed during the firing which ensued." Lyon is remembered with honour on the Menin Gate Memorial (Panel 19 and 33) which is situated at the eastern side of the town of Ypres (now Ieper) in the Province of West Flanders, Belgium, on the road to Menin and Courtrai. It bears the names of 55,000 men who were lost without a trace during the defence of the Ypres Salient in the First World War.