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Robert Lawson

Name on Board RL Lawson
Name on Service
Robert  Lawson
Enlistment Age 21
Occupation Labourer
Place of Birth Newport, Vic
Next of Kin R Lawson
Address 51 Osborne St, Williamstown, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 19/08/1914
Service No. 935
Enlistment Place Echuca, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 19/10/1914
Embarkation Ship HMAT Hororata A20
Unit on Embarkation 7th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 20/08/1915
Unit on Death 7th Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Private
Cause of Death Died of Wounds
Place of Wounding/
Wounded at Gallipoli, died on board Hospital Ship Guildford Castle -buried at sea, Dardanelles
Cemetery or Memorial Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Additional Information Robert Lawson sailed on the First Convoy of 38 ships which departed from Albany, Western Australia on 1 November 1914.   He attended the Central State School, Williamstown.
Additional References Footscray Chronicle: Saturday 11 September 1915, p2 The National Anzac Centre, Albany, Western Australia Austin, Ronald J. (Ronald James), 1936-: Our dear old battalion : the story of the 7th Battalion, AIF, 1914-1919, Rosebud, Vic. : Slouch Hat Publications, 2004, p53 and 54. Williamstown Historical Society
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