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Second Lieutenant John Lawson French
1st Col. G.H.Q. Army Service Corps

J L French
John Lawson French
Son of Mr. George and Mrs Mary French

Aged 33 years

Died 26th September 1917

Commemorated at Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension
Grave VI. H. 9.

His parents, George and Mary, were both head teachers. He was born at Yealand Conyers, Lancs, and taught at Rushden before the war.
Rushden Argus, 21st September 1917, transcribed by Kay Collins

Accidentally Killed - Tragic Death of Lieut. J. L. French

Mr. Geo. French, headmaster of Stanwick School, received the sad information on Friday afternoon from the War Office of the death of his eldest son, Lt. J. Lawson French, A.S.C., M.T., on Sept. 25th. No details are to hand at present beyond the fact that Lt. French is stated to have been accidentally killed,

Lt. French was formerly a pupil teacher at the Newton-road Council School, and later uncertificated teacher at the College-street Council School, Rushden, and joined up from Bristol College in June 1916, passing with honours. In August the same year he went to France, his last leave being in June 1917. Much sympathy is felt with the parents and family in their deep sorrow.

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