and Photos Courtesy
Alan & Beverly Leeson
2844 Private William James Lawton
2844 Private William James Lawton was born on 24th December 1893 in Odd Rode, he was christened on the 25th March 1894 at All Saints Church, Odd Rode, he was one of 5 children to William James & Harriet Lawton of Kent Green, Scholar Green.
Williamís father occupation was a miner. On the 1901 census William lived with his family in Kent Green, their neighbours at the time were John & Ann Leeson (who were my ancestors).
There are no surviving service records for William; all we know
is that he enlisted in
William died on the 17th June 1921, in the district