|Place of birth||Yarrawalla, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Eleventh Street, Mildura, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Father, William Lawson, Eleventh Street, Mildura, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Mildura, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||14th Battalion, B Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/31/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||14th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Embaked Melbourne, 22 December 1914.
Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.
Wounded in action, 3 May 1915 (gun shot wound, head), and admitted to HS 'Gloucester Castle'; transferred to Kasr el Aini Hospital, Cairo, 11 May 1915; discharged to Convalescent Depot, Helouan, 1 June 1915.
Embarked for Gallipoli, 4 July 1915.
Wounded in action (second occasion), 21 August 1915 bullet wound, left foot), and admitted to 4th Field Ambulance; transferred to Mudros same day, and thence to England, 25 August 1915, and admitted to Whitechapel Hospital, London, 9 September 1915.
Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Star of England', 12 December 1915; disembarked Melbourne, 29 January 1916; discharged, Melbourne, 25 July 1916.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, LAWSON Robert Cook Allen|