Capt Charles Henry Lawrence MC , Royal West Surrey

1884 Feb 12. Born Surrey

1891 census at 26, Morella Road, Battersea

1901 census his family are at 12, Bolingbroke Grove, Battersea but he is not at home. He may have been in Boer War

1904 Oct/Dec Married in Kingston to Ethel Partridge

1911 census at Pentire, Howard Road, New Malden

1915 Jan 15 Enlisted in Scots Guards. He is an China Merchant living at 56 Howe St, Edinburgh

1915 Aug 16 Posted to France

1915 Oct 10. Promoted Corporal

1915 Oct 14. Appointed L/Sgt

1917 Mar 3. Joined no21 Officer Cadet Battalion

1917 Jan 27 Returns to UK

1917 Jun 13. Commissioned 2nd Lt

1918 Feb 8. Posted to 13th Royal Sussex Regt in the Field

1918 Mar 28. T./2nd Lt. Charles Henry Lawrence, attd. R. Suss. R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was in charge of a carrying party during an attack, and had to lead it across the open in full view of the enemy under a heavy barrage. The party came under machine-gun fire and suffered heavy casualties, but he got his men forward and formed a dump in the new position. Continuing this work, he had to cross .and recross the open five times. His courage and devotion to duty were a splendid example to his men, and it was largely due to his efforts that the required dumps were successfully established in the face of very great difficulties

1918 Dec 27. Promoted Lt

1919 Jan 6.. Posted to 10th Royal West Surrey. Service Battalions. R.W. Surrey. R. Temp. Lt. C. H. Lawrence, M.C., from R. Suss. R., to be temp. Lt., 10th Bn.,

1919 Feb 28. R.W. Surr. R. . Temp. Lt. C. H. Lawrence to be actg. Capt. while comdg. a Co., 10th Bn.

1920 Mar 7. Service Battalions. R.W. Surr. R. Temp. Temp. Lt. C. H. Lawrence, M.C., relinquishes the actg. rank of Capt. on ceasing to comd. a Co., 10th Bn.

1920 Mar 10 Relinquishes his commission and granted rank of Capt

1920 Jul 27 Joined ADRIC with service no 23. Posted to G Coy.

1920 Sep 8. Promoted 2nd in command G Coy at Killaloe, Clare

1921 Mar 16. Moves down to Platoon Commander, 3rd DI

1921 Apr 23 Posted to Depot Coy. Reverts to T/Cadet.

1921 May 21. Posted to L Coy

1921 Aug 12. Re-engages in ADRIC

1922 Jan 20. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 Apr 24. He writes to War Office to get his service record. He gives his address as 3 Frewin Rd, Wandsworth Common, SW18

1945 Apr/Jun Died at Wandsworth aged 83. This is the only Charles H Lawrence to die in Wandsworth.

1945 Aug 29. Rather bizarrely this appears it might be him after his death. His address on MIC was Wandsworth Common. But Death Reg implies not our man due to age

 

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