Friday, October 19, 2018

PVT Austin Lawless

PVT Austin Lawless was born 13 Dec 1887 in Brooklyn, New York to Michael and Elizabeth Lawless. His father was a plumber. The family lived at 98 Junius Street in Brooklyn in 1918. 

Austin was drafted 3 May 1918.  He was assigned to 25th Recruit Company General Service Infantry until 7 May 1918.  Then he was assigned to 5th Company 58th Infantry Brigade until 20 May 1918.  He was then assigned to B Company 116th Infantry.  He died of lobar pneumonia on 19 Oct 1918.  PVT Lawless is buried in the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery.

His mother was listed on the 1929 Mother's Pilgrimage list but it isn't clear if she traveled to France.  She lived at 529 84th Street, Brooklyn in 1929. 

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