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 Charles Lawton enlisted in the The Queens (Royal West Surrey Regiment) serial number 9168 on the 31st March 1916. Charles living 34 Woodstock Rd Finsbury Park London age 36. Charles Height 5′ 5″approx a Lithographic Artist. And lists as next of kin brother Richard of 8 Woolton St Woolton. His plaque and scroll to brother Thomas Cawley Lawton of 47 Rocky Lane Anfield . The service record also lisst another brother Alfred Lawton of Cam St Woolton. Sisters Emma Lawton age 51, Mary Edith Lawton age 39, Harriet Ann Lawton age 37.
Charles Lawton died of wounds in the 38th Casualty Clearing Station
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 18 casualties.
Private Charles Lawton Remembered with Honour, Heilly Station Cemetery Mericourt-La’abbe France