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Gen John Kelburne Lawson
Birth: 1887
Death: Dec. 19, 1941

Canadian military figure. Born in the UK in 1887. He served in WWI where he won a Military Cros at the Battle of Passchendaele. At the beginning of WWII, he was the Director of Military Training,in Ottawa, before he was given the command of the Royal Canadian Regiment and the other Canadian militia units who arrived in Hong Kong on November 16, 1941 as reinforcements for the British garrison there. Brigadier general, he was not only the senior Canadian officer in Hong Kong, but in the course of the siege, he also took the command of the Island Brigade and then the West Brigade. He was killed in action by the attacking Japanese forces on December 19, 1941. (bio by: Guy Gagnon) 
 
Burial:
Sai Wan War Cemetery
Chai Wan
Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Plot: Section VIII, C 27
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Guy Gagnon
Record added: Jun 03, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7532053
Gen John Kelburne Lawson
Added by: Guy Gagnon
 
Gen John Kelburne Lawson
Added by: Guy Gagnon
 
Gen John Kelburne Lawson
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Rest in Peace, beloved soldier. See you in Heaven.
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