This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 52827
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Northumberland Fusiliers
- Unit/Ship: 1st/6th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 02.04.1918
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Pozieres Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 16 to 18
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Arbroath
- Address: 129 Hawkhill, Dundee
Annie Foy Lawson, c/o Myles, 542 Dufferin St, Toronto, Canada
More about James Lawson
James has no known grave but is remembered on the Pozieres Memorial.
James Lawson 52827 Northumberland Fusiliers
LAWSON___Private James Lawson, No. 52827, Northumberland Fusiliers; transferred from Cyclist Battalion; officially reported missing since 2nd April 1918. Mother inquires—Mrs A. Lawson, 129 Hawkhill, Dundee.
Dundee People’s Journal 6th July 1918
LAWSON___Previously reported missing on the 2nd April, 1918, now reported to have died on that date, Private James Lawson, Northumberland Fusiliers, aged 19 years and 4 months, dearly beloved son of Mrs Annie Lawson, 129 Hawkhill, Dundee.
Dundee Courier 14th July 1919
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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