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Benjamin Webster Lawn

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 33), Page: 11 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 33), Page: 11 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Benjamin Webster AWMM
  • Surname
    Lawn AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 24183 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
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs R.E. Lawn (mother), Black's Point, Reefton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24183 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Battery hand/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Benjamin Lawn was the son of James and Rachel Lawn, of Mill St., Runanga, West Coast. AWMM
    • Benjamin Webster Lawn was born on May 10th 1896 at Merrjigs near Reefton. He was the sixth son of James and R. E. Lawn, of Black's Point in which place he spent his life. He was educated at the Black's Point School, and worked at the Globe Battery, which he left to enlist with the 13th Reinforcements. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES. Otago Witness, Issue 3269, 8 November 1916

      The deceased was of a bright, genial disposition and with his parents was highly respected. This is the third son of Mr and Mrs Lawn who has volunteer for service. One (John) returned from Gallipoli wounded. Another (Charles) accompanied some of the earlier reinforcements and returned sick from Australia. PERSONAL PARS Grey River Argus, 16 October 1916 Public - Ina - Researcher - 8 September 2018 - paperspast National Library of New Zealand
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About death

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  • Death
    27 September 1916 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM

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  • External links
  • References
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      33: 11 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
04 July 2023Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
08 September 2018InaReefton New ZealandResearcher

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