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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:
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