Robert Elder Lawson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 20985
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
  • Unit/Ship: 6th/7th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 25
  • Date of Death: 22.09.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XVI.B.6.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 16 Kinloch Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Clerk, Baxter Bros & Co Ltd, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Mary Lawson, 16 Kinloch St, Dundee

  • Father:

    James Lawson, 16 Kinloch St, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
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More about Robert Elder Lawson

Robert Elder Lawson   20985   Royal Scots Fusiliers

DUNDEE FUSILIER DIES OF WOUNDS.

The sad news of the death from wounds received in action of Private Robert Elder Lawson, Royal Scots Fusiliers, has been received by his parents.

Private Lawson who was a son of Mr and Mrs James Lawson, 16 Kinloch Street, Dundee, enlisted in February of this year.  He had been at the front for only six weeks.  Deceased soldier was 25 years of age, and was prior to enlistment employed as a clerk by Baxter Bros. & Co., Ltd., spinners and manufacturers, Dundee.

Dundee Courier 26th September 1916

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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