Name: Oscar James Lawson

 

Birth Date: October, 1896 Where: Bathurst, New South Wales
Died: 1965 Where: Brisbane, Qld.
Place of Enlistment: Brisbane Age: 18
Serial Number: 364 Battalion: 26th
Rank on Enlistment: Private Rank on Discharge/Death: Lieutenant

Awards: 1914 - 15 Star, British War Medal 1914 - 1920, Victory Medal, Military Cross

 

Photograph Lawson

 Service Details:

 

 

7 April

1915                      Enlisted Brisbane

9 June

1915                      Embarked Australia

10 Sept. – 12 Dec.

1915                      Gallipoli

21 March

1916                      France

6/7 June

1916                      Trench Raid

29 July – 27 Aug.

1916                      Pozieres (Sausage Valley)

4 August

1916                      Pozieres

6 September

1916                      Belgium

October

1916                      Ypres and Dernacourt

3 November

1916                      Battle of Ancres Heights & Fricourt

2 January

1917                      Promoted Sergeant

Febuary

1917                      Warlencourt

March

1917                      Attack on Malt Trench

May

1917                      Battle of Bullecourt (Hindenburg Line)

June

1917                      Bapaume

August

1917                      Cassel

7 September

1917                      #2 Officer Cadet School, Cambridge

2 February

1918                      Appointed 2nd Lieutenant

7 April

1918                      Dernacourt

20 April

1918                      Ville Sur-Ancre

May

1918                      Morlancourt

27 June

1918                      Villers-Bretonneux

8 August

1918                      Battle of Amiens

29 August

1918                      Somme

2 Sept

1918                      Mont St. Quentin

2 Sept

1918                      Awarded Military Cross

3 Sept

1918                      Wounded, Mont St. Quentin

11 November

1918                      Armistice

 9 April

1921mmmmmmmiAppointment terminated

 
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