St. John the Baptist Church, Berwick St. John 01

John Lawrence

Surname: Lawrence
Other names: John
Other people in this story:
William Lawrence
Bessie Lawrence
Locations in this story:
Sedgehill, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, France
Berwick St. John, Wiltshire

Story:
John Lawrence was born in 1895 in Sedgehill, Wiltshire. He was the son of William Lawrence, a Groom, and Bessie Lawrence. At the time of his enlistment in 1915 he was single and was living at Upton Cottage, Berwick St. John, Wiltshire. He joined the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 12795). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died on 8th July 1916 and was buried at Dantzig Alley British War Cemetery, Mametz in France (grave id. IX.L.7). He is remembered on the Berwick St. John War Memorial.

Images:
  • Berwick St John War Memorial
  • Berwick St John War Memorial 02

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives