1918. The Christmas Echo: Honour Roll Number. LLSC.
Born in London, ON on 19 December 1882, Wilfred Edwin Lawson worked as a topographer for the Department of Mining in Ottawa before he enlisted with the 72nd (Queen’s) Battery in Kingston, on 20 May 1916. He was appointed to the rank of Captain during training in Petawawa, ON, in July 1916. On 14 September 1916, two days before sailing to England on the SS Olypmic, Capt. Lawson transferred to the 23rd Howitzer Battery of the Canadian Field Artillery. While with the 5th Brigade, Lawson was promoted from Capt. to Maj. While giving firing orders, Maj. Lawson was hit by enemy shrapnel on 28 August 1918, which proved to be fatal as he died of his wounds next day, in No. 7 Casualty Clearing Station in France.
He is commemorated on page 447 of the First World War Book of Remembrance (Memorial Chamber, Peace Tower, Parliament Hill).
Grave: Ligny-St. Flochel British Cemetery, France.