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Ron Lawson

1920-2013

Ron Lawson

Ronald (Ron) Douglas Lawson was born on June 5, 1920, and enlisted with the Middlesex Regiment in England in August 1940. He was en route to the Far East when Hong Kong fell and was then transferred to the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers and served in the Middle East.

Mr. Lawson was wounded in Libya in June 1942 and lost his left arm below the elbow as a result. He was subsequently taken prisoner, but was returned to England in 1943 in a prisoner exchange.

He immigrated to Canada in 1947, settling in Southwestern Ontario, and worked for General Motors, later joining The War Amps in 1966. As a member, he held the positions of:

  • President, Western Ontario Branch
  • Chairman, War Amps Civilian Liaison Committee
  • National Director, Western Ontario Branch (1978-1983)
  • Member, War Amps National Council (1984-1999)

Awards:

  • Distinguished Service Membership, The War Amps
  • Meritorious Service Membership, The War Amps
  • Honourary CHAMP Membership
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Mr. Lawson was awarded The War Amps Distinguished Service Membership, Meritorious Service Membership and Honourary CHAMP Membership for his dedication to the Association. He also received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

He passed away on May 6, 2013.

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Awards:

  • Distinguished Service Membership, The War Amps
  • Meritorious Service Membership, The War Amps
  • Honourary CHAMP Membership
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal