Just Another Pair Of Socks

Melton District ANZACS

Samuel Henry TYLER


Born: 1883

Birthplace: Westbury, Tasmania

Parents: William Tyler, Mary Ann Knight

Died: 20 February, 1923

Place of death: Deer Park, Victoria; Registration No. 2512

Awards and Honours

  • 1914-1915 Star
  • British War Medal 1914-20
  • Victory Medal


1st Reinforcement, 4th Field Artillery Brigade



Regimental Service Number: 7018

Enlistment date: 22 September, 1915 Melbourne

Age at enlistment: 32 years 6 months

Address at enlistment: Rockbank.

Religion: Roman Catholic

Marital Status: Single

Next of kin: I Tyler, Devonport, Tasmania

Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Weight: 10 stones 6 pounds
Complexion: Fresh
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Light Brown
Distinctive marks: Moles on stomach and back and a scar on right knee.

Embarkation ship: HMAT A18 Wiltshire.

Rank: Driver, reverted to Gunner at own request

Return Date: 27 April, 1919

Return Vessel: Runic.

Arrival at Australia: 10 June, 1919.

Discharge Date: 2 August, 1919

War Service Summary

15/12/1915 - Disembarked at Suez and attached to 4th Artillery Brigade, Heliopolis
28/12/15 - In No 4 Auxiliary Hospital in Cairo suffering from measles.
15/01/1916 - Resumed duty
14/03/1916 -Proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force ex Alexandria
19/03/1916 - Disembarked at Marseilles.
Transferred to the 2nd D.A.C.
13/5/1916 - Posted to No 1 Section in France. 21/06/1917 - Still in France as a driver and in and out of hospital.
On 01/12/1917 - Detached from 2nd D.A.C. for a course in Gold Shoeing at No 22 Vet Hospital
28/01/1918 - Rejoined his unit
13/03/1918 - Reverted to the rank of Gunner. 21/04/1919 - Embarked for Australia on board the Runic
10/05/1919 - Arrived in Australia; discharged from the ship's hospital.
02/08/1919 - Discharged from duty

War Service Commemerated

Life After the War

Place/s of residence:
1914 - Rockbank (Electoral Roll)
1919 - c/- Post Office, Deer Park. (Electoral Roll)

Occupations: Labourer

Other relevant information: Samuel was a half brother of Edward Harold Barclay who was also a soldier in WWI.

Additional Information

Both parents dead at time of enlistment.

1914 Electoral Roll shows Samuel Henry Tyler as a labourer at Rockbank

The Argus,
Wednesday, 21 February, p.1

TYLER .-On - the 20th February, 1923, at Melbourne, Samuel Henry Tyler, of Deer Park, the dearly beloved brother of Isaac, Augusta, Daisy, Vera, and Claud Tyler, aged 40 years.
May his soul rest in peace.


Service Record
Nominal Roll