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William Wallace LAWSON

Regimental number4370
Place of birthKerrs Creek, New South Wales
SchoolKerrs Creek Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCoonabarabran, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 10"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mrs E Lawson, Kerrs Creek, Orange, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 August 1915
Place of enlistmentNarrabri, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4370A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 21 July 1916
Age at death26.3
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialLille Southern Cemetery (Plot III, Row A, Grave No. 33), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Eliza LAWSON, Kerr's Creek, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to 54th Bn from 1st Training Bn, 16 February 1916; joined 54th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Admitted to Field Ambulance, Tel el Kebir, 1 March 1916; transferred to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 29 February 1916 (venereal disease); to No 4 Hospital Train, 1 March 1916; to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Cairo, 1 March 1916; discharged to Overseas Base, Giza, 2 April 1916 (total treatment for venereal disease: 34); marched out 13th Training Bn, Tel el Kebir, 2 April 1916; rejoined unit, Ferry Post, 5 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 20 July 1916.

Died of wounds whilst a Prisoner of War, 24 July 1916 (shrapnel wound to the head).

Buried Lille Cemetery.

Note, Red Cross File No 1561011: 'Prisoner of War. Died of brain injury (shrapnel wound), War Hospital C., Lille, 3 am, 24 July 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, LAWSON William Wallace
Red Cross file 1561011

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