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Regimental number2015
Place of birthEdinburgh Scotland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway employee
AddressEarl Street, Albany, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Lawson, Earl Street, Albany, Western Australia
Enlistment date15 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 26 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Family/military connectionsFather: 20957 Sapper Robert LAWSON, 6th Field Company Engineers, returned to Australia, 9 December 1918; Brothers: 2016 Pte James LAWSON, 16th Bn, returned to Australia, 21 June 1919; 920 Pte Robert LAWSON, 2nd Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 2 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 February 1948
Place of burialAlbany Memorial Park Cemetery

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