Soldier Edward Lawson VC died - On this day in history


02 July 2021
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imports_CESC_0-suv92szb-100000_13737.jpg Soldier Edward Lawson VC died - On this day in history
Edward Lawson VC, who served with the Gordon Highlanders, died on 2 July 1955 at the age of 82.

Edward Lawson VC, who served with the Gordon Highlanders, died on 2 July 1955 at the age of 82.

Lawson served with the Gordon Highlanders during Tirah Campaign in India in 1897. His Victoria Cross notice read as follows:
 

The Gordon Highlanders. Private E. Lawson. During the attack on the Dargai Heights on the 20th October, 1897, Private Lawson carried Lieutenant K. Dingwall, the Gordon Highlanders (who was wounded and unable to move), out of a heavy fire, and subsequently returned and brought in Private McMillan, being himself wounded in two places.
 
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