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VC423   Edward Lawson

BORN   11 April 1873

DIED   2 July 1955  AGE   82

VC Won   20 October 1897   AGE   24

Place VC Won   Dargal Heights, India

War/Campaign  Tirah Campaign, India

Name   Edward Lawson   No.    

VC Issue No.   423   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Gordon Highlanders

Later   The Highlanders

Now   4th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne & Wear, England

Place Of Death   At his home, Parsons Avenue, Walker, Tyne & Wear, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Heaton Cemetery, Benton Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England


Date Buried/Cremated   6 July 1955

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section 2, Grave 56

Gazetted   20 May 1898

VC Presented   25 June 1898, Queen Victoria


P  Headstone, Heaton Cemetery, Benton Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

P  Memorial stone, junction Wesrmorland Road and St James Boulavard, Newcastle

P  Named on bench, Eldon Square, Newcastle

By The Way…

New headstone unveiled on 20 October 1999

VC Held By

Gordon Highlanders Museum, St Luke's, Viewfield Road, Aberdeen, Scotland



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