25 May 2020

CWGC Beechwood Cemetery: Alfred John Lawrence

Alfred John Lawrence had his birth registered in Pancras, London in the 3rd quarter of 1874, the son of John Alfred and Mary (Spaul) Lawrence. He married Matilda Pluckrose on 12 September 1891 at St. Phillips Church, Dalston, Hackney giving is occupation as telegraphic engineer.

His obit in the Ottawa Journal of 26 May 1920 reads

Lieutenant Alfred John Lawrence of 350 Driveway avenue, who had seen 25 years service with the army of which 11 years were spent with the Imperial Army, died yesterday at a local hospital; the cause of his death (arteriosclerosis) was from overwork during the war. He was born 50 years ago in London, England, and during his military career he served chiefly In foreign stations, 15 years of which were spent in Canada with the Militia Department as Inspector of Ordnance machinery and during the recent war he was attached to the Department of the Director-General of Ordnance. He was ill for six months. He was very highly thought of by his superior officers and. comrades and his death is deeply regretted.

Surviving him were his widow, two sons, Archibald and John Lawrence, Ottawa; four daughters. Miss Marjorie Lawrence, Toronto, and the Misses Edith, Winnifred, and Grace Lawrence, of Ottawa, also two brothers and one sister in England.

He is interred in Lot 15. Sec. 29. 10 at Beechwood Cemetery.

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