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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:19 pm
Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:08 pm
Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:04 pm
I have found a MIC for a George Lawson 3/3161 York & Lancs Regiment,
British War Medal
Silver War Badge, roll number o/5007/2
Theater of war 2B Gallipoli
Date of entery 27/09/1915
Also a MIC for George H Lawson,
Linconshire Regiment, Pte 53181
British War Medal
Both found on Ancestry.com
Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:09 pm
Posted 05 April 2012 - 05:36 pm
no george lawson listed on CWGC register
Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:45 am
Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:08 pm
The thing is that you have to go with the facts and not the family rumours as these can get distorted over time, now saying that, he died in 1958 making him 62 years old? a bit young or did he die of wounds after the conflict, do you have the death cert to tell you what he died of,
the reason I am saying this, is that a lot of people have looked (may not have posted) and not been able to come up with the facts thats that match the rumours,
My Grand Father died at the age of 75,,, reason lung problems after being gased during the war.
Now slighty of subject, but proves what I am saying, A freind at work gave me some details for his ancestor Stanley Frost of Steventon, died in 1945 at sea in a convoy, and his name is on the Steventon War Memorial, and he was in the army, thats the family history he was given,
and now the facts
Sidney James Frost, 5380664, Ox&Bucks L I, KIA 21/05/1940 at Dunkirk, the only man on CWGC thats from Seventon who was KIA during WW2, the Stanley Frost on the war memorial is Sidney Frost KIA WW1.
I did 15 mins of research for facts, he had a lifetime of rumour and distortion of facts,
Out of the Severn men of my family 4 do not have service or pension records but ALL have MICs.
Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:16 pm
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:49 am
George Lawson 3/3161 may be your man. Even though he goes to Gallipoli as his first point of entry into conflict, he is not discharged until January 1919. His SWB entry lists him as 6th Battalion Y and L, which would mean he had plenty of time to serve in France, after the Battalion returned from Gallipoli in i think July 1916. His SWB entry states he was discharged due to wounds and that he did serve overseas and gives his age at 23 ( i presume this is the time he was discharged rather than when he joined).
Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:02 am
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:51 pm
I took the info from the Silver War Badge rolls on ancestry. Hope they were of help
Posted 04 May 2012 - 04:58 pm
Thanks once again, I am on with the research!
Posted 04 May 2012 - 05:01 pm
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