Samuel Henry TYLER
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
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
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
1914 - Rockbank (Electoral Roll)
1919 - c/- Post Office, Deer Park. (Electoral Roll)
Other relevant information: Samuel was a half brother of Edward Harold Barclay who was also a soldier in WWI.
Both parents dead at time of enlistment.
1914 Electoral Roll shows Samuel Henry Tyler as a labourer at Rockbank
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.