David Lawson

18 Sep 1944

David Lawson was the son of David and Agnes Lawson, of Edinburgh and the husband of Dorothy Lawson. He enlisted into the Royal Artillery and volunteered for airborne forces.

Battery Sergeant Major Lawson successfully completed his glider training and was posted to 1 Airlanding Light Regiment, Royal Artillery, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).

BSM Lawson was killed in action on 19/20 September 1944, aged 31, and was given a field burial in a mass grave outside a garage by a cross road near the Schoonoord Hotel in Arnhem. He was re-interred to Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery on 15 August 1945.

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