1898 Jun 1. Born Totnes, Devon. His father is a Golf Club Secretary in 1911 census
1901 census in Paignton, Devon
1911 census A Pupil at at Trent College, Long Eaton, Derbyshire
1915 Sep 9. The undermentioned Cadets and ex- Cadets of the Officers Training Corps to be Second Lieutenants (on probation). Dorset Regt. Robert Dixon Lawson
1916 Aug 16. Landed in France.
1917 Jan/Mar Married in London to Beatrice G Langdon
1920 Jun 29 Joined RIC as a Black & Tan Constable
1920 Aug 27 . Joined ADRIC with service no 605. Posted to Depot Coy. Wife at 3 Bangalow, Restmonth, Devon
1920 Sep 11. Resigned. Medical,
1920 Nov 11. Posted to I Coy on rejoining with service no.1053
1921 Apr 2. Posted to P Coy
1921 Apr 29. Promoted Section Leader
1921 Jul 21 to 23 Jul on Leave
1921 Dec 5. Reverts to T/cadet at own request
1922 Jan 24. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC
1924 Dec 23 . Leaves UK for Australia. With wife Beatrice Grace and 4 children
1925 Dec 1. Received a lot under Closer Settlement Act at Tallygaroopna.
1928 Jan 16. Arrested over firing and threatening with a gun
1931 on the Electoral roll in Victoria with his wife. He is a dairy farmer
1934 Feb 8, He sells up at Tallygaroopna. There was a good turnout for the auction, and everything sold at full market prices. He surrendered the lease on the farm as well.
1935 Nov 2. Reg Army Reserve of Officers. Dorset R.—Lt. Robert Dixon LAWSON (late Dorset R. Spec. Res.) to be Lt. 2nd Nov. 1935, with seniority 16th Mar. 1933.
1941 Feb 21. An Assistance Board Officer.
1966 Oct 27. Died in Morden Surrey