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Place of Birth: Bracewell, Yorkshire
Service No: 19651
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 2/5th Battalion
Division: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division
Date of Death: 1917-06-04
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
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
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division
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