Contributed by: Rosemary Thomas, on 2008-11-04
|Year of Birth||1894|
|Year of Death||1918|
|Regiment||South Staffordshire Regiment|
|Place of Wartime Residence||Shropshire|
Lawton was killed just before the Armistice in November 1918
Lawton Thomas James was my great uncle, my grandmother's eldest brother. He was born in 1984 and died aged 24 on September 18 1918, when my grandmother was 17. Lawton was killed just before the Armistice in November 1918. I do not know which regiment he was in or which conflict he was killed at, or anything about his military years. He is remembered on a memorial in Chapel Lawn church, in South Shropshire along with others from the area that also died in the First World War. I was shown his medals when I was small, by my grandmother, and also the notification from the MOD that he had been killed in action, but sadly we do not know where these are now.