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Full Name
Stanley Lawson
Rank Last Held
Corporal
Forename(s)
Stanley
Surname
Lawson
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
8503
Gender
Male
Date of Birth
16 December 1910
First Known Rank
Temporary Lance Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment
Warehouseman
Next of Kin
Mrs E. Lawson (wife), 38 Begg Street, St Kilda, Dunedin, New Zealand
Marital Status
Married
Enlistment Address
43 Maybank Street, Opoho, Dunedin, New Zealand
Military District
Dunedin
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit
New Zealand Infantry Brigade
Embarkation Date
5 January 1940
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Destination
Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 101
Last Unit Served
20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
27 November 1941
Age at Death
31
Year of Death
1941
Cemetery Name
Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya
Grave Reference
6. A. 12
Biographical Notes
Stanley Lawson was the son of Arthur Lawson, and of Sarah Lawson (nee Fogo), of Dunedin, Otago; husband of Eileen Lawson of Dunedin
Description of Image
Portrait, studio photograph, sitting in a chair, hat on knee, cigarette in right hand, annotated "to Mum and Dad, with love Stan, Egypt (kindly provided by family)
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
  • Cenotaph data entry form
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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