Name:-   Lyle, Ian Archibald de Houghton

Nationality:-   British

Age :-   about 31

Rank:-   Captain

Number:-   41559


Service:-   Army

Regiment / Ship:-   7th Bn. Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)

Date of death:-   23 -24 th October 1942

Cemetery / Memorial:-   El Alamein War Cemetery

Area of Cemetery / Memorial :-   

Probate - England & Wales, national Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

Lyle, Ian Archibald Hogton of The White House Acton Northwich Cheshire died 23-24 October 1942 on war service Confirmation of Sir Archibald Moir Park Lyle baronet the honourable Lydia Lyle and John Herbert Richardson writer to the Signet. Sealed Llandudno 28 September.

Family Information:-

Son of Sir Archibald Moir Park, 2nd Baronet, Lyle, M.C., T.D., J.P., D.L., M.A. and Dorothy De Hoghton, born 1 September 1909. Husband of Hon. Lydia Yarde-Buller. They married on 26th January 1938 at Westminster, London. In 1941. They were living in Cheshire, England.

He was killed at El Alamein in Egypt on 23 October 1942. He held the rank of Captain.

For more information on the family, visit The Peerage website at

Don't take much notice of the entry for his brother Robin, as, to date, it makes no sense!

Extra Information:-

There is an obituary in the Perthshire Advertiser for 18 November, 1942, page 5.

1911 Census

Glendelvine Mansion (rooms with one or more windows - 34!)

A.M.P. Lyle, head, 27, steamship owner, employer, b. Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Dorothy Lyle, wife, 27, b. Isle of Wight

Ian A. D. Lyle, son, 1, b. Logie, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Robin A. Lyle, son, 6 months, b. Logie, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Isabella C. Douglas, servant, 54, nurse domestic, b. Glasgow

Barbara A. Spence, servant, 34, cook domestic, b. Orkney

Mary Cameron, servant, 36, laundress, b. Moidart, Inverness

Mary Findlay, servant, 32, housemaid, b. Meigle, Perthshire

Annie Pirrie, servant, 30, kitchen maid, b. Coupar Angus, Forfarshire

Margaret McGregor, servant, 25, housemaid, b. Kenmore, Perthshire

Catherine Wood, servant, 19,  scullery maid, b. Dundee, Forfarshire

John G. Gibson, servant, 18, footman, b. Mauchline, Ayreshire

Sophie Allan, servant, 20, nurse, b. Worcestershire

Janet C. Stephenson, servant, 54, housekeeper, b. Eastwood, lanarkshire


1901 census

Fettes College, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

Archd M.P. Lyle, pupil, 17, b. Greenock, Renfrew


1891 census

105 Finnart Street, Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Alexander P. Lyle, head, 41, shipowner, b. Greenock

Grace E. Lyle, wife, 30, b. Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland

Elinora M. Lyle, daughter, 9, scholar b. Greenock

Archibald M. P. Lyle, son, 7, scholar, b. Greenock

Elizabeth Baird, visitor, 43, b. Gifford, Haddington, Midlothian, Scotland

Sudan (Susan?) J. Mair, visitor, 27, b. Alloa, Clackmannanshire

Helen Kennedy, cook - domestic servant, 26, b. Greenock

Rora D. Reydon, housemaid domestic servant, 23, b. Helensburgh, Dumbartonshire

Margaret Reydon, tablemaid domestic servant, 21, b. Helensburgh, Dumbartonshire

Janet C Stevenson, nurse domestic servant, 30, b. Thornliebank, Renfrewshire


1881 census

105 Finnart Street, Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Alex P Lyle, head, 31, shipowner, b. Greenock

Grace G Lyle, wife, 26, b. Alloa, Clackmannanshire

Mary Jack, domestic servant cook, 30, b. Leys, Invernessshire

Euphemia Johnstone, domestic servant housemaid, 23, b. Lochgilphead, Argylleshire