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Joseph Johnstone Lawson

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Wooden grave site marker for Corporal Joseph Johnstone Lawson, No.2 New Zealand Field Ambulance, WWI. Died of wounds at age twenty-three, 4 August 1917. Burial location recorded as Trois Arbres Cemetery Steenwerck, Nord, France. Photograph (ref: PHO2006-039) held by Puke Ariki Museum, New Plymouth, New Zealand : pukeariki.com - No known copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Joseph Johnstone AWMM
  • Surname
    Lawson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Snowy Lawson AWMM
  • Service number
    3/421 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Mount Eden Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    William T.B. Lawson, Mount Eden Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 December 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    3/421 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AucklandNew Zealand AWMM
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  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Was of No. 2, N.Z. Field Ambulance, saw most of the Gallipoli Campaign, and was in every engagement with the New Zealanders in France. He ws popular to the highest degree with both officers and hiis men. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    4 August 1917 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F. 22.8.1917, p. 11 AWMM
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Memorial plaque, St Barnabas (Anglican) Church , 283 Mt Eden Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM

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04 May 2015MarkAuckland, New ZealandSelf