Second World War North Africa 8th Army, Italy campaign Operation Avalanche Casualty and Territorial long service group awarded to Private sometime Lance Corporal T.P. Lawson, Corps of Military Police and Royal Military Police, formerly Rifle Brigade, Territorial Army, who saw service in North Africa with the 8th Army and then in Italy. Lawson was wounded in action in Italy on 10th September 1944 during Operation Avalanche, the allied invasion of mainland Italy.
Group of 6: 1939-1945 Star; Africa Star with 8th Army Clasp; Italy Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; Efficiency Medal, GVI 1st type bust, Territorial suspension; (6969961 PTE. T.P. LAWSON. R.M.P.)
Condition: Good Very Fine.
Together with the Combined Record Office Bournemouth forwarding slip for the Efficiency Medal issued to ‘Mr. J.P. Lawson’, dated 16th February 1950. Also a replaced campaign medal award slip, this representative of Lawson’s one, as it is issued by the Air Council, though all the awards have been marked with an ‘x’ on the reverse, and someone has added in ink: ’T.P. Lawson R.M.P.’
Thomas Percy Lawson originally enlisted into the Territorial Army on 3rd May 1939 as a Rifleman (No.6969961) with the Rifle Brigade, and was mobilised on the outbreak of the Second World War.
Lawson then transferred to the Corps of Military Police on 25th January 1941 and saw service during the Second World War in North Africa with the 8th Army and then in Italy. Lawson was wounded in action in Italy on 10th September 1944 when serving as an unpaid Lance Corporal with the Corps of Military Police, and was discharged on 3rd May 1946. His award of the Efficiency Medal was sent to him on 16th February 1950 and issued to him with the Royal Military Police.