The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Second Lieutenant C D N Lawson


Second Lieutenant Cecil David Norton LAWSON, 8th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Hulluch, Flanders, France, 26th September  1915, age 19. 

Born 1896.

Second Son of Hugh Lawson, (brother to  *Lieutenant R H Lawson, MC), and Alice Lawson, of Camden Rise, Chislehurst, Kent. 

*Lieutenant R H Lawson, MC, (mentioned in despatches), 7th Battalion, Rifle Brigade, died 24th August 1916, age 23. Buried I.B.24. Dantzig Alley, British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France. Scholar of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge & Haileybury.

Educated Amesbury School, Bickley, Kent & Haileybury College, where he was Sergeant in the OTC; gained his colours for football & cricket eleven & was captain of the hockey team.

Intended to qualify for the R.A. Medical Service, and was to have entered Middlesex Hospital in October 1914, but on the outbreak of war applied for a commission, and joined temporarily The University & Public Schools Battalion; 22nd September 1914, Gazetted  Second Lieutenant, 8th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment; 30th August 1915, went to France; night of 25th September 1915, entered the trenches for the first time; killed in action the following morning, Sunday the 26th, while leading his Platoon just outside the German trenches.


Commemorated at Loos Memorial, Panel 95 to 97, France.

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