Lt John Bell Lawson RNR

Photo from 1920 Seaman's Card

1891 Apr 5. Born Southgate, London

1901 census at Fox Lane, Southgate (same address on his RNR record)

1913 Apr 22. Gained 2nd Mate Certificate

1915 Nov 6 . Gained 1st Mate Certificate

1915 Nov 15 Commissioned Sub-Lt

The Navy did not think much of him "Intellectually below what is required. Prevented from making serious blunders. Regards with small respect by all"

1917 Nov 15 Promoted Lt

1919 Jun 7 Demobilised

1920 Post war seaman's card shows voyages as 3rd mate

1921 Jun 30 Joined ADRIC with service no 2088. Posted to A Coy

1922 Jan 18. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 Jul 5. His seaman's card shows him a 3rd Class Waiter on SS Andania

1922-1933 He gets a new seaman's card and one can see him as 2nd mate during this time

1969 Apr/Jun Died Surrey