Flying Officer James Lyon (DFC) - No. 11 Operational Training Unit  

Flying Officer James Henry Scott Lyon (DFC) - RAAF


Flying Officer James “Jimmy” Henry Scott Lyon DFC, RAAF was born in Sale, Victoria on 27th June 1922 and was  the son of James and Muriel Lyon of Woodside, Victoria, Australia and brother of Margaret and Gwen. He married Margaret Bruce of Brighton, Victoria at Newark on the 23rd November 1943 and they were expecting their first  child when he was killed. He  was the pilot of Wellington X LN 660/0 of 11 OTU from RAF Westcott, Buckinghamshire when it collided with Stirling III EH 989 of 90 squadron which was returning from a raid on Amiens, France on 15/16th March 1944

He is buried in Lennel Old Churchyard, Berwickshire, Scotland.

 For more information see the tribute “But for a few minutes more.”

  Photo courtesy of Bruce Blanche (nephew) & Phil Corkill, research by Linda Ibrom.