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Richard Leslie Eric LAWSON

Regimental number5888
Place of birthNortham, Western Australia
SchoolState School, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Address235 St George Terrace, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinWife, Mrs Alice Irene Lawson, 23 Harley Street, Highgate Hill, Western Australia
Enlistment date18 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 13 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 19 May 1917
Place of death or woundingLagnicourt, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialChichester Cemetery (121. 79), Sussex
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Mary LAWSON; husband of Alice LAWSON, Westonia, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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