Hooge Crater Cemetery
Hooge Crater Cemetery, near Ypres

Geddington Roll of Honour 1914-18


RAWSON, John George

Rank: Private
Service No: 37476
Regiment/Service: Royal Berkshire Regiment – 2nd Battalion
Died: 16/08/1917, aged 22
Cemetery: Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium – Grave: IV. D. 4.
Memorial Inscription: ‘Ever in our thoughts.’
War Office Information: Son of Charles and Elizabeth Rawson, of Grange Road, Geddington, Kettering.


Personal Information

Parents: Charles & Elizabeth Rawson (nee Kyle)
Charles Rawson b. 1866 in Geddington, d. 1866
Elizabeth Kyle b. 1870, d. 1945
Siblings: William Rawson b. 1887, d. 1976
Thomas Rawson b. 1889
Annie Elizabeth b. 1890
Janet Rawson b. 1893
Ernest Charles (see his entry on our roll of honour)
Harold Rawson b. 1907
Herbert James Rawson b. 1907, d. 1978

Born: Q2 1895, Kettering, Vol. 3b, Page 183


Census Information

1901 Census: Wood Street, Geddington
Charles Rawson (father); Aged 35; journeyman livernor; b. Geddington
Elizabeth Rawson (mother); Aged 31; b. Maidstone, Kent
Thomas Rawson (brother); Aged 12; b. Geddington
Janet Rawson (sister); Aged 8; b. Geddington
John G Rawson; Aged 6; b. Geddington
Ernest C Rawson (brother); Aged 4; b. Geddington
Source Citation: Class: RG13; Piece: 1446; Folio: 120; Page: 7.

1911 Census: Carvers Lane, Geddington
Charles Rawson (father); Aged 45; leather dresser; married 24 years
Elizabeth Rawson (mother); Aged 42; 9 children ñ 7 living
William Rawson (brother); Aged 24; tailors fitter; b. Geddington
Thomas Rawson (brother); Aged 22; tailors cutter
Janet Rawson (sister); Aged 18; tailoress
John George Rawson; Aged 16; apprentice electric engineer
Ernest Charles Rawson (brother); Aged 14; wood turner
Herbert James Rawson (brother); Aged 4; b. Geddington
Harold Rawson (brother); Aged 2; b. Geddington
Source Citation: Class: RG14; Piece: 8566; Schedule Number: 94.


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One comment on “John George RAWSON”

  • Diana Frosi says:

    Went out to visit John George Rawson at the Hooge Crater Cemetary in October 2018 and visited Ernest Rawson in Sarigol, Kriston, Greece, August 2018. Diana Frosi daughter of Marjorie Rawson. Marjorie was the daughter of William Rawson, their elder


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