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George LAWSON

Regimental number817
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address114 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Wm. Lawson, 38 Roy Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 12 April 1915.

Tried by Field General Court Martial, Gallipoli, 28 June 1915, on charge of disobeying in such a manner as to show a wilful defiance of authority the lawful command of his superior officer in the execution of his office: awarded 1 year's imprisonment with hard labour, and forfeiture of a total of 195 days' pay.

Arrived Alexandria, 15 June 1915.

Escape from Military Prison, 21 October 1915.

Court of Enquiry, 27 February 1919, declared he had illegally absented himself in Egypt on 21 October 1915, and that was still so absent.'

Medals: forfeited eligibility for medals.
Miscellaneous detailsAddress entered on Embarkation Roll as 114 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria.
SourcesNAA: B2455, LAWSON George

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