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Gen John Kelburne Lawson

Gen John Kelburne Lawson

Birth
Kingston upon Hull, Kingston upon Hull Unitary Authority, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Death 19 Dec 1941 (aged 54)
Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Burial Chai Wan, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Plot Section VIII, C 27
Memorial ID 7532053 · View Source
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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


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Royal Canadian Regiment

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  • Originally Created by: Guy Gagnon
  • Added: 3 Jun 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7532053
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gen John Kelburne Lawson (27 Dec 1886–19 Dec 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7532053, citing Sai Wan War Cemetery, Chai Wan, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong ; Maintained by Find A Grave .