Rank:


Driver

Service No(s):


93907 / WO 372/12/17882

Regiment:


Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery

Unit:

29th Division Ammunition Column

Returned:

No

Place of birth:

St Pancras, London, England

Occupation:

Driver

Date of death:

12/10/1917

Cause of death:

Killed in Action

Grave or panel reference:

Panel 4 to 6 and 162.

Name of father:

Gordon Richard Joseph Lawrence

Name of siblings:

Gordon Frederick, Arthur Stephen, Alice Georgina, George Ernest, Walter Edward

Name(s) of children:

Died:

Yes

Date of birth:

Place of enlistment:

Tottenham Middlesex

Event:

Age at death:

20

Cemetery or memorial:

Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

Other memorial:

Name of mother:

Emma Georgina Lawrence

Name of spouse:

Address:

8 Juryford Street (1901)
59 The Crescent, South Tottenham (1911)
27 Birstall Road, South Tottenham, London (1914)

Biography:

Albert Henry Lawrence was a resident of South Tottenham. His parents were Gordon Richard Joseph Lawrence, a shoemaker and Emma Georgina Lawrence, and he was the second eldest of six children. His younger siblings were Arthur Stephen, Alice Georgina, George Ernest and Walter Edward, and his elder brother was George Frederick Lawrence, who served in the same regiment under the same rank. The family moved around South Tottenham several times, from 8 Juryford Street, to 59 The Crescent, to 27 Birstall Road where they resided throughout the war.

Albert was a driver in the 29th Division Ammunition Column of the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery. This would indicate that he served in The Dardanelles Campaign, Gallipoli, upon signing up before then fighting at the Western Front, where he was killed in action on 12th October 1917. This was the date of the first battle of Passchendaele, following the Battle of Poelcappelle, a British attack for which weather and ground conditions were particularly treacherous. He is remembered at Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium. His older brother George Frederick survived the war and went on to marry.