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Professor Harold Lawton

It was reported today that Professor Harold Lawton has passed away aged 106. Harold went of to war in 1918 with the 4th Battalion Of the East Yorkshire Regiment. They were sent to Bethune in France to replace a Portuguese Regiment that had been wiped out by shelling. On arrival at the front they found the trenches had been destroyed and fought from shell holes. After a few days he was captured and sent to a prison at Lillie where many men died from their wounds and ill health. During this time he been reported missing believed killed, later on this year he was moved to Limburg in Westphalia and then to a camp in Minden from which he was released.
Pte Harold Lawton, born 27 July 1899, was Cheshire Regt attached to the 4th East Yorks. He transferred to the Cheshires from the Royal Welch Fusiliers. From my Christmas present from my son - Last Post by Max Arthur.

RIP. Not many left now.

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