LAWSON, George
(Service number 7/2281)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 21 April 1876 Place of Birth Otepopo

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 15 Chapel Street, Timaru
Occupation Butcher
Previous Military Experience South African War
Marital Status
Next of Kin R. D. LAWSON (father), 15 Chapel Street, Timaru
Religion Anglican
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 10th Reinforcements, Canterbury Mounted rifles, C Squadron
Date 4 March 1916
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 4 June 1942 Age 66 years
Place of Death Lower Riccarton, Christchurch
Notices Press, 5 June 1942
Memorial or Cemetery Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 4E RSA, Plot 4
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

George Lawson was the oldest son of Williard R. D. and Mary Ann (née Adams). Williard Lawson married more than once. Mary Ann died in July 1881 and is buried at Geraldine. In November 1881 at Woodbury Williard married Mrs Mary Morrison. George Lawson had served in the South Africa War. Trooper G. Lawson, Timaru, was one of the recruits for the Tenth Reinforcements who left South Canterbury in mid November 1915 for Trentham Camp. His father died in 1918 at Timaru, and his step-mother in 1921.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [14 August 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [14 August 2019]; Bromley Cemetery burial record (Christchurch City Council) [17 August 2019]; Timaru Herald, 13 November 1915 (Papers Past) [12 August 2019]

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