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The Airmen's Stories - P/O J Lawson-Brown


John Lawson-Brown, from Roundhay, Leeds, was born on 15th May 1912, the son of Frederick and Hannah Lawson-Brown.

He attended Leeds Grammar School. After leaving he worked at William Hudson & Company, the family firm of paint manufacturers.

He joined the RAFVR about December 1937 as an Airman u/t Pilot.

Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training at 10 FTS and joined 64 Squadron at Leconfield on 14th September 1940.



He shared a Do17 on 16th December 1940. He is recorded as making a forced landing at Hawkinge on 14th February 1941.

Lawson-Brown died on 12th May 1941 in Southend Hospital while being operated on for appendicitis. He was cremated at Lawns Wood Crematorium, Leeds after a funeral at St. Johns, Moor Allerton, Leeds.

His portrait was made by Cuthbert Orde (above).






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