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Born: 1876, Shipley
Died: 27 August 1917
Buried: Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery
Address: 106 Union Street, Shipley
Parents: Joseph & Caroline
Siblings: Caroline, Martha, Marmeduke, Charles, Minnie, Lily, John, Walker, Olive
Occupation: Shipley Gas Works
Rank: Gunner
Rolls of Honour: St Paul’s, Shipley
Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery
William Mawson
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William was the fourth of ten children of Baildon-born Joseph Mawson and his Lincolnshire-born wife Caroline. Although the report of his death says he was working at the gas works before his call-up – and he was working there in 1901 – in the 1911 census he is given as a stoker railway engine. All we have of his war service is this cutting: Official intimation has been received of the death in action on 1st August* of Gunner William Mawson, R.G.A. Gunner Mawson was 41 years of age and the second son of Mr and Mrs Mawson, 106 Union Street, Shipley. He was employed at the Shipley Gas Works for 21 years before he was called up. Shipley Times & Express 21 September 1917 *CWGC gives date of death as 27 August 1916
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