Vernon William LAWSON

Regimental number2385
Place of birthClarendon South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressWebb Street, Portland East, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine Lawson, Webb Street, Portland East, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date9 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: Unallotted
Promotion date: 4 January 1919


Unit: 2 MG Btn
Promotion date: 4 April 1919

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Croix de Guerre

'Work at Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, and Broodseinde Ridge in October 1917.'
Recommendation date: 20 December 1917

FateReturned to Australia 28 August 1919

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918