Charles Lawton

According to Soldiers Who Died in Great War 1914-1919 Charles born in Walton ? , The 1901 census has Charles born in Woolton aged 20 a Chromo Artist apprentice living with father Thomas and Mother Margaret and brothers Richard aged 26, Peter aged 14 Family and living at 29 Woolton Street Woolton.

In 1911 a Charles Lawton a Artist Designer and living with the Smith Family at 31 Fieldway Crescent N

According to Charles Lawton’s service record brother Thomas Cawley Lawton age 48 of 47 Rocky Lane Anfield. listed as next of kin. Also listed with brothers Richard aged 46 of 8 Woolton St Woolton and brother Alfred aged 32 of Cam st Woolton also 3 sisters Emma aged 51 , Mary aged 39, Harriet age 37

Charles Lawton served in the 8th Bn Queens(Royal West Surrey Regiment) Serial Number 9168 Died 31st August 1916 age 35.

According to The Queens War Dairy on the 31th August 1916 from 9:30 – 4:30pm and 9:30pm -1:30 with Gas Shells as a result about 18 Casualties and 1 Officer killed as a result from Gas Effects. Charles Lawton was probably 1 of the casualties.

Private Charles Lawton Remembered with Honour, Heilly Station Cemetery Mericourt-La’abbe France

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