|Member of Parliament, Waitemata|
28 November 1935 – 26 May 1941 †
|Preceded by||Alexander Harris|
|Succeeded by||Mary Dreaver|
15 February 1898|
London, United Kingdom
|Died||26 May 1941
New Zealand Military Forces
|Years of service||1914–1919
|Battles/wars||First World War
Second World War
Lyon was born in London, England, and educated at a Brighton Grammar School. He won a scholarship to Oxford University, but did not take it up as he enlisted in the British Army, becoming an officer in the Royal Sussex Regiment.
Lyon was active in the UK Labour Party. His health was damaged by mustard gas, so he emigrated to New Zealand in 1927 where he lived in Hastings. Lyon served on the Hastings Borough Council and Napier Harbour Board before moving to Auckland in 1931.
Member of Parliament
|Parliament of New Zealand|
As a Labour Party MP, he represented the Waitemata electorate from the 1935 general election to 1941. Out of respect to Lyon, the National Party decided not to contest the by-election resulting from his death. The by-election resulted in the return of the third woman to the New Zealand House of Representatives, Labour's Mary Dreaver.
- "Death in Action". The New Zealand Herald. LXXVIII (23984). 6 June 1941. p. 9. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
- Wilson 1985, p. 187.
- Wilson 1985, p. 213.
- "Waitemata Seat". The New Zealand Herald. LXXVIII (23985). 7 June 1941. p. 10. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
- Laracy, Hugh. "Dreaver, Mary Manson". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 22 July 2012.
- Wilson, James Oakley (1985) . New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.
- Gustafson, Barry (1986). From the Cradle to the Grave: a biography of Michael Joseph Savage. Auckland: Reed Methuen. p. 286. ISBN 0-474-00138-5.
|New Zealand Parliament|
|Member of Parliament for Waitemata