16 March 2011

Better late than never

Rest in peace, Thomas Lawless...
Born in Dublin, Ireland in 1889, Lawless had enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force and fought in the Battle of Vimy Ridge as member of its 49th Battalion.

His remains were found in October 2003 at a construction site in the vicinity of Vimy Ridge along with those of another soldier who was later identified as Private Herbert Peterson of Berry Creek, Alberta.