Monday 23 November 2020

Two Early Casualties of WW2

The day after war began, two soldiers lost their lives on a Lancashire road. Pte Thomas Albert Lawson was a Territorial Army soldier serving in The King's Own Royal Regiment, while Pte Thomas Lee Driver was a regular soldier with The Loyal Regiment. Both were killed when their motorcycle was in collision with a motor car driven by 2nd Lt Lee Wheeler. According to a witness, the two vehicles changed sides of the road three times before the collision. Lawson [from Carnforth] was killed instantly while Driver was thrown heavily to the ground. Latter was taken to a hospital in Lancaster but died later from his injuries.

Pte Thomas Driver was buried in the churchyard at St Mark's, Dolphinholme 

Pte Lawson was buried St John's churchyard, Yealand Conyers

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