Rank: Gunner 905738
Regiment or Ship: 6th Sussex Battery 2nd Home Counties Brigade Royal Field Artillery
Service Number(s): 905738
Occupation: Errand Boy at Library
Date of Birth: 18.07.1895
Place of Birth: Bexhill on Sea, Sussex.
Date of Death: 1971
Place of Death: Bexhill, SussexAddress: 19 Windsor Road, Bexhill on Sea
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Parents: Walter Lawrence, born 1866 in Coggerhall, Essex, and Susannah (Annie) Lawrence, born 1865 in Earls Colne, Essex.
Kate Lawrence, born 1898 in Bexhill.
Thomas Lawrence, born 1900 in Bexhill.
Dorothy Mary Lawrence, born and died 1901 in Bexhill.
Florence Lawrence, born 1902 in Bexhill.
Spouse: On 20th August 1928 Claude married a Margaret Gillham at St. Mark’s Church.
In 1901 the family lived at 21 Windsor Road but by 1911 had moved to 19 Windsor Road and Walter was a Gas Stoker.
First World War Experience
No service records have survived for Claude but we do know, from the Medal Rolls Index, that he was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.
He enlisted in early November 1914 into the new 6th Sussex Battery, R.F.A. (Territorials) and by 21st November they were leaving Bexhill for training in Slough and Windsor. Previous to his enlistment Claude had been working for some time with Mr. Philcox in his business in Sackville Road.