2nd Lt Victor Percival Albert Lawrenson RAF (he was South African)

1900 Jan 31. Born in Natal, son of Sidney (sic) Ralph Lawrenson, born Ballykelly, Co.Wicklow in 1869. Father was Agent to Earl Fitzwilliam administering Coolattin Estate. Emigrated to South Africa 1890. He is in Natal Who's Who for 1906

Natal Who's Who 1906

He arrives in the RAF with an address for his next of kin as "S R Lawrenson, Artillery Barracks, Pretoria, South Africa. Which explains why one cannot find him in British BMD, 178991 is his South African service number.

1918 Jun 30 Posted to 10 TTW

1918 Aug 6. posted to 2 OCW

1918 Sep 29 Posted to 2 S of A

1918 Nov 10. Posted to Arm School

1919 May 2. Posted to 31 TS

1919 Jul 26 Admitted to Staff Hospital

1919 Feb 15 Appointed temp 2nd Lt

1919 Aug 5. To Hampstead Military Hospital

1919 Oct 8. To 31TS Hospital

1919 Oct 11 Posted to C Squadron

1919 Dec 3. Back in hospital

1920 Apr 15. Declared unfit General Service for 4 months, to remain in hospital

1920 May 21 2nd Lt V P A Lawrenson to relinquish his commission on the grounds of ill health

1920 May 21. The surname of 2nd Lt. Victor Percival Albert Lawrenson is as now described and not as stated in the Gazette of 21st May 1920.

1920 Jun 20. Still a patient in hospital

1920 Aug 27. Joined ADRIC with service no 423. Form 3 at depot Posted to D Coy

1920 Nov 26 Involved in the escape of Loughnane Brothers . He claimed that he was guarding the 2 men, that he heard a noise, went to investigate it, and when he returned the 2 men had gone.

1921 Jul 23 to 23 Aug on Leave

1921 Oct 21 gave evidence at the inquiry into the shooting of Lt Souchon in Galway after the truce.

1922 Jan 20. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 Apr 26 Leaves UK for South Africa on SS Glouster Castle. He travels 1st class. His London Address is "Board of Trade (Air Ministry)" and his profession is "Army"

1927 Jun 7 Died . Headstone at Stellawood Cemetery, Durban: