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Samuel LAWSON

Regimental number4820
Place of birthSt Marys, New South Wales
SchoolBlackfriars (Catholic) School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse driver
Address96 Derwent Street, Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation41
Next of kinMrs T Lawson, 96 Derwent Street, Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date29 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death44
Age at death from cemetery records42
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 8), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
157
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Eliza LAWSON; husband of Theresa LAWSON, 8 Kentville Avenue, Annandale, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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