Lawton, E S
ERNEST SAMUEL LAWTON
Remembered with honour Le Touret Memorial: Panel 38 and 39.
He enlisted at London; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 7 November 1914, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Ernest’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There are articles about Ernest in the Watford Illustrated dated 5 June 1915, and the West Herts and Watford Observer also dated 5 June 1915; plus In Memoriams in the issues dated 13 May 1916, 19 May 1917, 11 May 1918 and 10 May 1919.
Son of Samuel John and Elizabeth Jane (nee HILL) LAWTON of Watford.
His parents married 29 September 1894 at St Mary’s, Watford. Samuel died 1947 in Watford aged 75, and was buried 7 February in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Elizabeth died 1957 in the Barnet, Herts, district aged 85.
Ernest was born 1895 in Watford, and baptised 21 April 1902 at St James’, Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 5 he lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, an engineer’s mate aged 15, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling.
Unit4th Battalion (Ross-shire Buffs)
Date of death09/05/1915
Age at death19
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)