Since the fall of Singapore, Lyon had served with special forces (British, Australian and Free French) that were fighting behind the Japanese lines.
In September 1943, he led a successful raid against Japanese shipping in Singapore harbor.
He died while engaged in a similar raid in October 1944.
All of the members of Z Force were eventually killed or captured. Those captured were executed by beheading on 7 July 1945.
Once over twenty strong, Z Force had begun