Chaplain 4th Class, Army Chaplain’s Department.

Died 24th March 1918, age 29.

Buried at Fouquescourt British Cememtery, France.

Former student of arts.


Henry was the son of William Henry Lawson of Rochdale. He was born in 1888 at Urmston, where his father was the head master of a local church school. Henry attended Rochdale Secondary School before entering Manchester University in 1907. In 19010 he gained his B.A. and Teaching Certificate and an M.A. in 1911. After his studies Henry held an appointment at Sheffield Secondary School and Rutherford College, Newcastle-on-Tyne. In 1914 he was ordained at Ripon and became at St. Andrews, Church Stourton, Leeds. In 1917 he was commissioned to the 2nd Battalion Northampton Regiment. He served on the Western Front and was killed by shell fire in France in March 1918 leaving a widow called Hettie.