Rank: Private
Service Number: 14601.
Regiment: 12th Bn. The Kings (Liverpool Regiment) Died of wounds Tuesday 7th March 1916 Age 23County Memorial Runcorn
Thomas Lawson was 23 years old, and prior to the war worked at Messrs Tate, the sugar refiners in Liverpool. He had served with the Territorials and joined the 12th Kings (Liverpool) Regiment in August 1914. He was drafted to France in July 1915 and was an excellent shot, doing alot of work as a sniper. 

His mother, Mrs Dunbavin, lived at the Weston Point Post Office near to the Salt Works in Runcorn. 

Thomas was wounded in the head, and a number of his colleagues wrote to his family after his death. 

Private Richard Crew wrote stating he was with Thomas when he was shot, and caught him as he fell. He then took him to the doctor, who tended to his wounds but he sadly passed away. He mentions the food parcel Tom had received, and how he had helped him eat the egg pie and cake. 

Compiled by Graeme Ainsworth
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