Clarence Edwin LAWSON

LAWSON, Clarence Edwin

Service Number: QX46662
Enlisted: 2 March 1942
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Bundamba, Queensland, Australia, 28 December 1914
Home Town: Maryborough, Fraser Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Howard State School, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Wharf Lumper
Died: Maryborough, Queensland, Australia, 22 January 1979, aged 64 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Maryborough Lawn Cemetery, Queensland
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Private, QX46662, enlisted 2/3/1942
2 Mar 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Private, QX46662
24 Mar 1945: Discharged
24 Mar 1945: Discharged Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Private, QX46662

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

Private Clarence Edwin Lawson (Service No:QX46662) enlisted in the Australian Army on 2 March 1942 and served with 3 RAE Training Battalion. Private Lawson was attached to 2/11 Army Transport Coy when he was Discharged on 24 March 1945.

Born in 1914 at Bundamba in Ipswich QLD, Clarence was the second of four children of Peter Lawson (b1894 in Gympie, QLD) and Christina Norwood (b1893 in Maryborough, QLD). Peter (a Miner) and Christina married in 1913 in Maryborough, QLD and lived in Bundamba, Maryborough and Howard, Wide Bay QLD where Peter was a Miner.

Clarence worked as a Labourer and Cordwood Carter and was in Maryborough in 1938 when he married Annie Brewer (b1919 in Tara, QLD). In 1942 when he enlisted the AIF, Clarence was a Wharf Lumper with two children. Following his Discharge, Clarence and Annie settled in Howard, Wide Bay QLD where Clarence worked as a Labourer. He died in 1979 and Annie in 1997.