This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Robert Elder Lawson
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 20985
- Rank: Private
- 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.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 16 Kinloch Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Clerk, Baxter Bros & Co Ltd, Dundee
Mary Lawson, 16 Kinloch St, Dundee
James Lawson, 16 Kinloch St, Dundee
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
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