George Herbert Lyford
NZ Rifle Brigade
Born: He was born in Kaikoura on 29 September 1874
Education: He moved on to a farm in the Otorohanga district. At his enlistment on 27 June 1916, when he put his age down to appear less than 40 years of age, George described himself as a farmer who had been employed by the Waitomo County Council.
Army Information: Further training followed at Sling Camp on the Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, until 1 March 1917 when George was deployed to France via Étaples. On 4 October 1917, the New Zealand Division took part in the Third Battle of Ypres, and it was on the first day of that battle that Private George Lyford was killed in action in Belgium. He was 43 years old.