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Robert Lyon: Wednesday 13th October 1915

Robert was a bank clerk before the war and became a sergeant with H Company, 14th Battalion London Regiment (London Scottish).  He was killed in action in the final offensive of the battle of Loos, which failed due to lack of hand grenades. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Loos memorial. He left £1375 05s. 06d. to his mother.

Robert was one of four children.  Their parents were Robert Mair and Annie.  Robert senior was a physician and surgeon and he and his 3 elder children came from Ayrshire.  In 1911 the family were living at 200 High Road south Tottenham and then moved to 10 Baskerville Road.  Robert junior had one brother, who was 2 years older and a medical student, a sister, who was 2 years younger, and another brother who was 4 years younger and born in Tottenham.