Names on Donhead St. Andrew War Memorial 01

Ernest Henry Lawes

Surname: Lawes
Other names: Ernest Henry
Other people in this story:
Henry Lawes
Julia Lawes née Cross
Locations in this story:
Donhead St. Andrew
France & Flanders
Anneux British Cemetery, Nord, France
West End, Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire
Flot Farm Cemetery, Marcoing,

Ernest Henry Lawes was born on 6th January, 1899 in Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire, and baptised in the Parish Church on 5th February, 1899. He was the son of Henry Lawes, a General Mason, and Julia Lawes (née Cross). He was registered for admission to Donhead St. Andrew C of E School in 1902. At the time of the 1911 Census he was still at school but also working as a Grocer's Errand Boy and living at West End, Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire.

He enlisted in Reading as a Private and joined the 4th Reserve Battalion of the Oxfordfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (Service No. 30249). During his time in the army he served with the 2nd/4th Battalion and finally the 2nd Battalion. He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He was killed at Cambrai on 1st October 1918 and interred along with 33 other members of the Battalion in one grave in the Flot Farm Cemetery, Marcoing. Following the Armistice his body along with all the others was re-interred at the Anneux British War Cemetery, Nord, France (grave id. III.D.17). He is remembered on the Donhead St. Andrew War Memorial.

  • Donhead St. Andrew Church
  • Donhead St. Andrew War Memorial

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