Born: 3rd December 1899, Ipswich.
Died: 25th November 1916; age 16; On board H.M. Trawler ‘Burnley’ Killed by mine from the German submarine UC-4 (Commander Hans Howaldt) off Orford Ness, Suffolk.
Residence: 5, Albert Street, Ipswich.
Enrolment: Date: 26th May 1916. Height: 4ft 7ins, fair complexion, blue eyes. Several dots on both forearms. Next of Kin: father – Henry James Lawrence, of 5, Albert Street, Ipswich.
Travelling Expenses to training – Ipswich to Shotley – 10d.
Ganges – Deck Boy – 26th May 1916.
Character – Very Good.
Rank: Deck Hand; Service Number: 555SBD
Regiment: Royal Naval Reserves – H.M.Trawler ‘Burnley’.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr H & Norah Lawrence, of 5, Albert Street, Ipswich.
1901 252, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.
Oliver was a year old and living with his parents & cousin.
(Harry) Henry James Lawrence, 27, a Cab Driver, born Ipswich.
Nora Lawrence (nee Hart), 24, born Harkstead, Suffolk.
Frederick Thompson, 18, a Job Master’s Stable Help, born Ipswich.
1911 14, James Street, Ipswich.
Oliver was 11 years old and living with his parents & sister.
Harry, 35, a Coal Porter.
Nora Gertrude Lawrence, 6, born Ipswich.
The Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) is the volunteer reserve force of the Royal Navy (RN). Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR), a reserve of civilian volunteers founded in 1903.formed a vital reserve made up of formally retired Royal Navy, merchant navy and experience seafarers who were trained to support in a combatant roll.
H.M.Trawler ‘Burnley’: http://www.burnleyinthegreatwar.info/hmtburnley.htm
W. G. S. Trusler also died on board ‘Burnley’