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Rex Wallace Lawson

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Rex Wallace AWMM
  • Surname
    Lawson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    O.R.W. Lawson AWMM
  • Service number
    17393 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 Drury, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr D.W. Lawson (father), Castor Bay, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    17393 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Driver/Military AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of sickness AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Dean Wallace Lawson and Hazel Wallace Lawson; nephew of Mr. B. W. Lawson, of Matakohe

    Remembered on the Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna.

    Named O.R.W. Lawson on the Takapuna War Memorials AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 October 1941 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    EgyptNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM 1. A. 11. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Takapuna War Memorial, (ex RSA Roll, on a boulder), The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Takapuna Grammar School War Memorial, (Foyer, Library), 210 Lake Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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