Lysons, Nigel Lucius Samuel

He was the son of the Reverend Canon Samuel Lysons of Hempstead Court, Gloucestershire, and came to Winchester from the Reverend J. Wilkinson’s school at Clifton.

In 1897, he passed with distinction from the Militia into the Regular Army, being gazetted to the 1st Battalion King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, of which he afterwards became an Adjutant. He served in South Africa from 1899 to 1902, being present at the Battles of Spion Kop and Tugela Heights and at the Relief of Ladysmith. His battalion was ordered to France in the first weeks of war, and for a time he acted as orderly officer to the Brigadier-General commanding the 41st Infantry Brigade. He was back with his battalion, ready for the German attack of 21st October on the British Expeditionary Force, on a line running from Bethune, past Armentiers, to Ypres. He fell that day, near Armentieres, leading his men in an attempt to retake a trench occupied just previously by the enemy.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Lysons
  • Forenames or initials: Nigel Lucius Samuel
  • House: I
  • Years in School: 1889-1893
  • Rank: Major
  • Regiment: King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
  • Date of Birth: 21st May 1876
  • Date of Death: 21st October 1914
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer H5
  • Decoration: NA