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Roy Walter LAWSON

Regimental number67
Place of birthHill End New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressBoulder City, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, W Lawson, Boulder City, Western Australia
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name3rd Field Company Engineers, Headquarters, Section 1, Section 2 and Section 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 22 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 29 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 15 September 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'On the morning of the 24th instant Lance Corporal Lawson was sent to AHOOGE with 4 pack animals to see that they were loaded up with stakes to be taken to the forward R.E. dump in GLENCORSE Wood. The stakes being for use in marking tracks. On arrival at HOOGE very heavy shelling was going on the main road and all traffic was stopped. The dumps on the road were burning. Lance Corporal Lawson knowing it was urgent to get these stakes himself took men over on to the MENIN road at HOOGE gathered his stakes despite the heavy fire and loading the mules led the party out to the forward dump. He returned and made a second trip, despite the heavy shelling and thus got the whole of the stakes forward.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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