Awards & Winners

Edward Lawson

Date of Birth 11-April-1873
Place of Birth Newcastle upon Tyne
(United Kingdom, England, Tyne and Wear, North East England, United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories)
Nationality England
Profession Soldier
Edward Lawson VC was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. He was a Private in the 1st Battalion, The Gordon Highlanders, British Army during the Tirah Campaign when the following deed took place on 20 October 1897 on the Dargai Heights, for which he was awarded the VC: His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen, Scotland. Sometime after The First World War, Edward Lawson lived with his family in Parson's Avenue, Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne

Awards by Edward Lawson

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Victoria Cross
(In recognition of most conspicuous bravery that took place on 20 October, 1897 as Private of the Gordon Highlanders during the Tirah Campaign.)