Rifleman Clarke Lynson Lawson, C65492
The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada
Rifleman Lawson is sponsored by the City of Brighton.
Rifleman Lawson était parrainé par City of Brighton.
Birth place and date: Clarke was born in Brighton, ON on 8 May 1905.
Home town: Clarke grew up in Brighton, ON.
Religion: Clarke was a member of the Church of Nazarene.
Occupation: Before the war, Clarke served as a farmer.
Marital Status: Clarke was married.
Next of kin: Clarke’s next of kin was his wife, Stella.
Date and location of enlistment: Clarke enlisted on 15 November 1940 in Coburg, ON.
Burial location: Clarke is buried at the Beny-sur-Mer War Cemetery in France. He was 39 years old when he died.
Student’s final reflection:
Clarke was born and grew up in Brighton, ON. He married Stella Lawson and had a daughter named Helen Marie. Clarke was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved the outdoors and worked as a farmer. His bright and sunny disposition attracted all who came in contact with him.
Clarke was educated at the Lawson Settlement School and Brighton High School and later attended Kingston Dairy School. Following this, he took a radio course by correspondence and held a radiotrician diploma. Clarke’s main interest was in his pure bred cattle.
Two years after Clarke’s death, his wife Stella was once again met with tragedy as her Daughter was killed at the age of seven in a shooting accident.
Clarke should be remembered because he fought for Canada and ended up costing him his life.
Written by: Josh White, a student at Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.
Rédigé par: Josh White, un élève de Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.
REMEMBER TODAY, REMEMBER ALWAYS.
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