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George LAWSON

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Surname: LAWSON

Forename(s): George

Place of Birth: Bracewell, Yorkshire

Service No: 19651

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 2/5th Battalion

Division: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Age: 22

Date of Death: 1917-06-04

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: XXV. G. 14.

CWGC Cemetery: ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: HORTON-IN-CRAVEN, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

George Lawson was the son of William Dickinson and Elizabeth Lawson, née Hargreaves. William was born at Tosside and Elizabeth at Dalehead, Yorkshire. After Elizabeth's death, William married Jane Birkbeck in 1905.

1901 Bracewell, Yorkshire Census: Croft Gate - George Lawson, aged 6 years, born Bracewell, son of William D. and Elizabeth Lawson.

1911 Wigglesworth, Yorkshire Census: Dunhazles - George Lawson, aged 16 years, born Bracewell, Yorkshire. [George was employed by his uncle - James Lawson.]

The British Army Service Record for George Lawson exists but may be incomplete. [George was wounded on 3 October 1916, whilst serving with the 2nd Bn Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).]

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte George Lawson, 19651, W. Rid. R. D. of W. 4.6.17.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte George Lawson, 19651, 2nd W. Rid. R.; 2/5th W. Rid. R. D. of W. 4.6.17.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte George Lawson, 19651, 2/5th Bn W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: 4.6.17 France. Wounds. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - William. £8 17s. 6d.

A short biography of George is included in: ‘Barnoldswick - A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).

Data Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19 Records

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

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Surname: LAWSON

Forename(s): George

Born: Skipton, Yorks

Residence: Skipton

Enlisted: Barnoldswick, Yorks

Number: 19651

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion: 2/5th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 04/06/17

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

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Surname: LAWSON

Forename(s): George

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 19651

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit: 2nd/5th Bn.

Age: 22

Awards:

Died Date: 04/06/1917

Additional Information: Son of William D. and Jane Lawson, of Croft Gate, Bracewell, Skipton, Yorks. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: EVER REMEMBERED)

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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

1943

LAWSON William Dickinson of Croft Gate Bracewell Yorkshire died 28 June 1943 Probate Llandudno 16 September to Norman Lawson and Harold Lawson farmers. Effects £2513 0s. 1d.

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Etaples Military Cemetery

Etaples Military Cemetery

CWGC Headstone - personal inscription

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