William Michael LAWSON

Badge Number: S15620

LAWSON, William Michael

Service Number: 3795
Enlisted: 14 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Wandilo, South Australia, 20 September 1896
Home Town: Wandilo, Grant, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Natural causes, Mount Gambier, South Australia, 15 April 1947, aged 50 years
Cemetery: Mount Gambier Lake Terrace Cemetery
Section LA, Plot 392 Interred on 15 February 1947
Memorials: Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Mount Gambier Knight & Cleve Pictorial Honour Rolls
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World War 1 Service

14 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3795, Adelaide, South Australia
2 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3795, 10th Infantry Battalion, RMS Malwa, Adelaide
2 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3795, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: RMS Malwa embarkation_ship_number: '' public_note: ''
22 Aug 1916: Imprisoned Battle for Pozières
8 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 3795, 10th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Steve Larkins

Image No 17 on the RH Honour Board Mt Gambier Pictorial Roll of Honour

Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Andrew Lawson and Isabella Kate Cecelia Lawson (known as Kate) nee Jordon of Penola, SA. Brother of Andrew John Lawson, Hilda Irene Lawson, Francis William  Lawson, Alek Anderina Victoria Lawson, Annie Cecelia Lawson, Albert James Lawson, Mary Martieno Lawson and Ruby Muriel Lawson

On 22 August 1921 William married Dorothy May Howe in St Pauls Church, Mt, Gambier, SA. Father of Robert Melville Lawson, Richard Alan Lawson, Bertha Irene Lawson, William John Lawson and Norma Mary Lawson

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

Imprisoned at Gefangenlager, Dulmen, Westfalen, Germany, Repatriated to England in December 1918

Returned to Australia on 16 May 1919 aboard HT Armagh