William Lawrence & Frank Lawrence

William Lawrence
Sapper 150378
Railway Troops Depot

Frank Lawrence
Sapper 782136
13th Battalion Canadian Railway Troops

War Plot
Division 71 & 72

Lawrence Wm photo Lawrence F photo

The brothers were the sons of Jonas and Louisa Lawrence of Diddenham Cottages, Grazeley. Frank was the younger of their two sons. They boys had three sisters. The 1911 census indicates that only Frank and his sister May were living at home. Frank and his father both worked with horses at a farm in Aldermaston.

William died of blood poisoning on 22 July 1916 aged 25. It is not known how this was contracted.

Frank died of influenza and broncho-pneumonia on 13/2/1919, aged 23. He is buried in Division 64 VI E. 2. Sainte Marie Cemetery Le Harve. Le Harve was the main British base and home to three general and two stationary hospitals as well as four convelescent depots.