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Vincent Aloysius Lyons

Biography of Vincent Aloysius Lyons

Vincent Aloysius Lyons was born on the 13th of April 1895, and was the youngest son of John and Annie Lyons. Johns Lyons was a Parish Councillor, who was headmaster at Our Lady of St Margaret's School in Kinning Park for over 40 years.

Lyons grew up in Pollockshaws, attending St Conval’s Elementary School, before joining the St Aloysius College in Garnethill, where he passed with distinction. He was then granted a bursary to attend the University of Glasgow.

At the age of 19 he gained the coveted Snell Exhibition and Newlands Scholarships – one of the most prestigious awards of the University. After graduating from Glasgow in 1916, Lyons joined Balliol College to undertake a post graduate degree.

In 1915 Lyons joined the Inns of Court Officers’ Training Corps in London, and in early 1916 received his commission. More information about his time in the Highland Light Infantry can be found on his Roll of Honour page.


Vincent Aloysius Lyons
Born 13 April 1895, Scotland.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: M.A, 1916;
Additional Information: R3/1/2
Record last updated: 8th May 2017

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