Seaton, Lionel Verelst

Personal Details

First nameLionel
Middle nameVerelst
Date of birth00/02/1895
Place of birthAngledool, NSW
Date of death20/06/1961
Age at death66 years


[BDM NSW 15058/1895]
Son of Charles Verelst Seaton & Maud

War Records


ServiceAustralian Army
Service number104A
Date of enlistment20/03/1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, NSW
Next of kinCharles V Seaton[father]
Date of discharge12/06/1919
Posting at discharge3rd MG Bn
RankLance Corporal
HonoursMilitary Medal, Distinguished Conduct Medal


He was a 21 year old statonhand from Mt Cornish, Muttaburra when he enlisted in the 9 Machine Gun Company (May 1916)
Ship Name: HMAT Benalla
Ship Number: A24
Date of Embarkation: 1/05/1916
Place of Embarkation: Sydney

Lionel was a Driver who received a recommendation and a Distinguished Conduct Medal and Military Medal -
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on the morning of the 8th August, 1918, near ACCROCHE Wood, when in charge of eight mules which were moving forward a half-company of Vickers guns. Although wounded this N.C.O. continued to carry on and succeeded in taking his mules through the barrage without losing an animal. On reaching his objective he personally supervised the off-loading of his pack animals, and only left his post when ordered by his Section Commander to report to the R.A.P. By his courage and devotion to duty he set a fine example to all his men."


Cemetery Record

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Grave number254
AddressNorth Crusoe Station
Date of funeral21/06/1961

Died from Gunshot wound