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Stephen LAWSON

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Surname: LAWSON

Forename(s): Stephen

Place of Birth: Low Bentham, Yorkshire

Service No: 348028

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 5th/6th Battalion

Division: 32nd Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1918-08-11

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: VI. A. 19.

CWGC Cemetery: BOUCHOIR NEW BRITISH CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BURTON-IN-LONSDALE, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: HIGH BENTHAM, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: LOW BENTHAM, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Stephen Lawson was the son of James and Isabella Lawson, née Pooley. James was born at Clapham and Isabella at Burton-in-Lonsdale, Yorkshire.

1891 Bentham, Yorkshire Census: Fourlands - Stephen Lawson, aged 3 years, born Bentham, son of James Lawson, widower. [Isabella died in 1890.]

1901 Bentham, Yorkshire Census: Far Fourlands, Low Bentham - Stephen Lawson, aged 13 years, born Fourlands Hill, Bentham, son of James and [stepson of] Barbara Lawson. [James had married Barbara Capstick in 1901.]

1911 Bentham, Yorkshire Census: Fourlands Hill, Low Bentham - Stephen Lawson, aged 23 years, born Low Bentham, son of James and [stepson of] Barbara Lawson.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Stephen Lawson, 9166, 348028, R. Scots.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Stephen Lawson, 9166, 8th R. Scots; 348028, 5/6th R. Scots.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Stephen Lawson, 348028, 5/6th Bn Royal Scots. Date and Place of Death: 11.8.18. K. in A. France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father and sole legatee - James. £22 6s. 4d.

On the 15 June 1916, the 1/5th Bn Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) (Queen's Edinburgh Rifles), amalgamated with the 1/6th Bn to form the 5th/6th Bn Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment).

A short biography of Stephen is included in: ‘Bentham’s Part in the Great War 1914-18’ by Allan and Marilyn Hartley (2019).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

LAWSON, Stephen, Royal Scots, Flourlands Hall Farm, High Bentham, Killed Aug. 11, 1918.

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Private Stephen LAWSON

Private Stephen LAWSON

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 32nd Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 32nd Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: LAWSON

Forename(s): Stephen

Born: Beatham [sic], Yorkshire

Residence: Lancaster

Enlisted: Settle, Yorks

Number: 348028

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)

Battalion: 5/6th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 11/08/18

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: LAWSON

Forename(s): S

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 348028

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Scots

Unit: 5th/6th Bn.

Age: 31

Awards:

Died Date: 11/08/1918

Additional Information: (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: THY WILL BE DONE)

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Bouchoir New British Cemetery

Bouchoir New British Cemetery

Front row, first on left - the grave of Private Stephen Lawson

Courtesy of Allan Hartley, High Bentham

Bouchoir New British Cemetery

Bouchoir New British Cemetery

CWGC Headstone

Courtesy of Allan Hartley, High Bentham

Private Stephen Lawson’s British War Medal and Victory Medal

Private Stephen Lawson’s British War Medal and Victory Medal

Photographed by Allan Hartley at the Armistice Exhibition at Bentham Town Hall, November, 2018

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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

15 February 1918

HIGH BENTHAM – On Leave

Private Wm. Hodgson, of Fairfield, R.F.A.; Private Stephen Lawson, Royal Scots; Rd. Robinson, ‘The Duke’s’; Robert Rigg, of Guy Hill, Canadians; Edward Kellett, of the Canadians; Signaller Arnold Jackson, John Johnson, and Sidney Bibby, R.G.A.; John Willan, R.E.; Private Wallace Wilcock, Canadians; and Private Percy Prince, ‘Duke’s,’ are home on leave.

13 September 1918

BURTON-IN-LONSDALE – Killed in Action

Official information has been received by Mr. James Lawson, Fourlands Farm, that his youngest son, Private Stephen Lawson, Royal Scots, was killed in France on August 11th. Before joining the forces, Private Lawson was employed at Messrs. Wm. Bateson and Sons, Waterside Potteries. He has two other brothers in the Army and all are old boys of Thornton’s Schools.

13 September 1918

HIGH BENTHAM – A Bentham Royal Scot ‘Goes West’

Official news reached Mr. James Lawson, of Fourlands Hill Farm, on Monday, that his youngest son, Private Stephen Lawson, Royal Scots, was killed in action on Sunday, the 11th August. Private Lawson joined up on the 13th May, 1916, and had been out in France just two years. Much sympathy is felt throughout the Bentham district for Mr. Lawson, who has two other sons fighting.

20 September 1918

HIGH BENTHAM – THE LATE PRIVATE S. LAWSON

We reproduce a photograph of Private Stephen Lawson, of the Royal Scots, youngest son of Mr. James Lawson, Fourlands Hall Farm, who, as recorded in last week’s ‘Herald,’ was killed in action on Sunday, Aug. 11th last. We tender very sincere sympathy to Mr. Lawson, who has two other sons fighting.

25 October 1918

BURTON-IN-LONSDALE – Memorial Service

An impressive service was held at All Saints Church on Sunday afternoon in memory of Private John Harrison, Lancashire Fusiliers, and Private Stephen Lawson, Royal Scots, both of whom have been killed in France. The church was well filled, and the service was taken by the Vicar (Rev. R. Stowell), who made touching references to the two heroes, both old scholars of Thornton’s Schools. The former, aged only eighteen, was a bell ringer of the church and a most promising youth. The local members of the V.T.C. and special constables attended in a body. A collection for the local War Memorial Fund realised £2 17s. 3d.

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