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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
Person Details
Worksop, Notts
Isaac Lawrence and Annie Phillips married in 1885 at Worksop. By the 1891 census they had 3 children, William, born 1887, Ernest 1889 and Bernard in 1891and were living at 8 Court 2, Eastgate, Worksop. Ten years later, the family had moved to 30 St Cuthbert Street and had increased by two, Elsie in 1898 and Frank in 1896. In 1907, William, the first born, was the first one to marry in Worksop. His bride was Mary Ann Walton and by 1911 they were living at 13 Portland Street, under the roof of Williams in laws. Also in the same year, the remaining Lawrence grown males were now working, Isaac in a timer yard, Ernest in the gasworks, Bernard as a pit pony driver and Frank a worker on the colliery screens, all now living at 72 Potter Street. Meanwhile, William and his wife were producing children, 5 in all, Stanley in 1909, Hilda May in 1911, Annie in 1912, William 1914 and Kathleen in 1916.
22 Oct 1917
31
835459 - CWGC Website
40191
Private
24th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
Pte. William Lawrence Worksop Guardian 16 November 1917 Much sympathy is expressed with Mrs. M. Lawrence, 18, Portland Street, Worksop, who received the official notice on Saturday from the War Office, informing her that her husband, Pte. William Lawrence, Northumberland Fusiliers, had been killed in action in France on October 22nd. Pte. Lawrence, who was 31 years of age, leaves besides a widow, five young children, the eldest of whom is only eight years old. In November last year he was badly wounded, and was for some time in hospital at Bury St. Edmunds, subsequently having ten days leave. He was home again on final leave in August, prior to being sent to France a second time, having served altogether eighteen months in the army. Pte. Lawrence, before enlisting was employed at the Prior Well Brewery, where he had worked for nearly fifteen years, and was held in great respect by his employer’s, and fellow workmen alike. In his younger days he was a very keen footballer, playing for Worksop Town, North End Club, and Sutton and Retford Amateurs, and was the possessor of two gold medals and a silver medal. Pte. Lawrence was the eldest son of Mr. Mrs. Isaac Lawrence, 72, Potter Street, who have also lost another son in the war, Pte. Frank Lawrence, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, who’s death was reported last week, and in this issue we reproduced his portrait, besides that of his brother. Mr. and Mrs. I. Lawrence have another son serving, Pte. Bernard Lawrence, Sherwood Foresters, who joined at the outbreak of war? The sympathy of the townspeople will be extended to them in their bereavement.
William's brother, Frank, was killed 10 days later and both are commemorated on theTyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
    William Lawrence - photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.