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Encyclopedia > Edward Lawson
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For the Canadian politician, see Edward M. Lawson

Edward Lawson was an Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Photo of Victoria Cross recipient Edward Lawson, migrated from the Victoria Cross Reference site with permission. ... Photo of Victoria Cross recipient Edward Lawson, migrated from the Victoria Cross Reference site with permission. ... Edward M. Lawson (born September 24, 1929 in Gerald, Saskatchewan) is a retired Canadian trade unionist and politician. ... Royal motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (Latin: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within the UK Languages with Official Status1 English Scottish Gaelic Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... Victoria Cross medal, ribbon, and bar. ... // Definition and linguistics The original phrase common wealth or the common weal is a calque translation of the Latin term res publica (public matters), from which the word republic comes, which was itself used as a synonym for the greek politeia as well as for the republican (i. ...

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He was 24 years old, and a Private in the 1st Bn., The Gordon Highlanders, British Army during the Tirah Campaign, India when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC. A private is a military soldier of the lowest military rank (equivalent to Nato Rank Grade OR-1). ... The Gordon Highlanders was a British Army infantry regiment from 1881 until 1994. ... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ...


On 20 October 1897, during the attack on the Dargai Heights, Tirah, India, Private Lawson carried a lieutenant of The Gordon Highlanders, who was severely wounded, out of a heavy fire. Subsequently, although wounded himself, he returned and brought in another casualty. October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 72 days remaining. ... 1897 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


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The medal

His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Gordon Highlanders Museum (Aberdeen, Scotland).


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External links

  • Location of grave and VC medal (Tyne & Wear)


This page has been migrated from the Victoria Cross Reference with permission.


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