The Men

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T W Y

LAWLER, RICHARD

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Service No:
Date of Death:
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Grave Reference:
Text on stone:

Rank:
Service No:
Date of Death:
Age:
Regiment/Service:
Grave Reference:
Text on stone:

Private
14435213
21/10/1944
19
Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 1st Bn.
II. C. 2.
At the going down of the sun
And in the morning
We will remember him

 

Additional Information:
Son of Richard and Ethel Lawler, of Leeds, Yorkshire.

Born November 1925.

Poor Dick was actually shot (in the back by a Sniper) on 20/10/1944 and died of his wounds the following day 21/10/1944. His mother, my grandmother, Ethel Lawler could not afford to bring his body home and never managed to visit his grave in Holland. She was always so grateful to the kind souls who maintained the graveyard and kept it tidy.

Other family members have visited his grave over the years and I always plant a remembrance cross dedicated to him at the local war memorial where I live.

Lawler was inittialy buried at Meerveldhoven after dying from his wounds.

Initial gravesite at Meerveldhoven.

The grave after reburial at the Valkenswaard War Cemetery.

Original uniform parts of Richard Lawler.

Newspaper clipping about the death of Richard Lawler

Part of the sad news letter anouncing the death of Richard Lawler.