Lawson Harford REEVE

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REEVE, Lawson Harford

Service Number: 4020
Enlisted: 27 August 1915, Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Franklin, Huon, Tasmania, 23 March 1888
Home Town: Franklin, Huon Valley, Tasmania
Schooling: State School, Tasmania
Occupation: Orchardist
Died: Killed In Action, France, 23 June 1916, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Bethune, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Plot I, Row H, Grave 61
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Loyal Franklin Lodge No 4611 Pictorial HR
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World War 1 Service

27 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4020, 12th Infantry Battalion, Claremont, Tasmania
24 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, SN 4020, 12th Infantry Battalion
24 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, SN 4020, 12th Infantry Battalion, RMS Orontes, Melbourne
23 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4020, 12th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Lawson Harford REEVE was born on 23rd March, 1888 in Franklin, Tasmania

His parents were Clement REEVE and Elizabeth Sarah NORRIS

He enlisted in Claremont, Tasmania on 27th August, 1915 and embarked with the 12th Battalion, 12th reinforcements on 24th November, 1915 on the RMS Orontes from Melbourne

He was Killed in Action in France on 23rd June, 1916 and is buried in Rue Petillon Military cemetery

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial

Medals:  1914-15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal.

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