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Claude Francis James LAWSON

Regimental number3239
Place of birthNewport, Victoria
SchoolGlenferrie State School, Manningtree Road, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMoglonemby via Euroa, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs F Lawson, Moglonemby via Euroa, Victoria
Enlistment date18 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal RollATMB
FateKilled in Action 23 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot III, Row M, Grave No. 19), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Frances LAWSON, Moglonemby, Victoria. Native of Newport, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousins Lt A Searle killed, Maj Searle, Lt H D Willis MM.

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