|Unit/Regiment||Royal Marine Light Infantry|
|Theatre of War first served in|
|Date of entry therein|
|Age at Death||32|
|Date of Death||27/05/1915|
|Burial/Memorial||Plymouth Naval Memorial, England|
|CWGC Family Details||Son of John Jeremiah and Elizabeth Ann Lyons of Sowhill, Pontypool, Monmouth. Husband of Mary Elizabeth Lyons (nee Palmer).|
|Born||Pontypool ,Mons. 16th December 1882|
|Enlisted||Prior to the war, 15th December 1899|
|Resided||6, Wharf Road, Newport, Mons.|
|How Died||Killed in action - aboard HMS Majestic, sunk by a submarine|
|Theatre of War||Balkans|
|Medal Entitlement||1914-15 Star|
British War Medal
Phillip Henry Lyons was born in Pontypool on 16th December 1882 to Elizabeth Ann and Jeremiah Lyons.
Philip joined the Royal Navy on 15th December 1899, during this time he met and married his wife Mary Elizabeth Palmer. After serving his time he left and came to Newport in search of work, this he found at The Orb.
Phillip served on HMS Majestic. In February 1915 HMS Majestic was assigned to the Dardanelles Campaign, Gallipoli. HMS Majestic was supporting the allied landings at Gallipoli by costal bombardment, she was able to bring 99 wounded troops on board.
On 27th April, while stationed off Cape Helles Majestic was torpedoed. At around 6.45am the commander of the German submarine fired a single torpedo striking HMS Majestic and causing a huge explosion. The ship began to list to port and in nine minutes it had capsized killing 49 men.
Phillip Henry Lyons was killed in action on 27th April 1915 aged 32.