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Regimental number20957
Place of birthEdinburgh Scotland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKatanning, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation43
Next of kinWife, Mrs Sarah Lawson, Earl Street, Albany, Western Australia
Enlistment date29 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameOctober 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Canberra on 16 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Family/military connectionsSons: 2015 Pte Irvine LAWSON, 16th Bn, effective abroad (still overseas); 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.
Date of death27 October 1953
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery

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