Lawson, William George

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William George Lawson
Born 11 September 1892
Place of birth Dundas Ontario
Allegiance Canada
Service/branch Canadian Engineers
Rank Lieutenant
Awards MC

William George Lawson, MC (11 September 1892 - ???) was a Canadian soldier who served in the Great War as a member of the Canadian Signal Service.[1]

Early Life


As an officer of the 2nd Canadian Divisional Signal Company attached to the 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade Lawson was awarded Military Cross in 1918.[2] His citation reads[3]:

Near Vis-en-Artois, August 26/28th, 1918 for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When communication with the firing line was broken he went forward and under heavy fire superintended the completion and maintenance of communications for some hours during a critical period. He has on previous operations displayed great courage and tenacity of purpose in the performance of hazardous duties.

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  1. With information from
  2. The London Gazette, Supplement 31183, 14 February, 1919. Page 2383.
  3. The London Gazette, Supplement 31480, 29 July, 1919. Page 9794.