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Regimental number2016
Place of birthEdinburgh Scotland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway employee
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Lawson, Earl Street, Albany, Western Australia
Enlistment date15 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 26 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 June 1919
Family/military connectionsFather: 20957 Sapper Robert LAWSON, 6th Field Company Engineers, returned to Australia, 9 December 1918; Brothers: 2015 Pte Irvine LAWSON, 16th Bn, effective abroad (still overseas); 920 Pte Robert LAWSON, 2nd Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 2 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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