Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Henry Lawrence

In memory of:

Second Lieutenant Henry Lawrence

January 17, 1917

Military Service






Yorkshire Regiment


5th Bn. attd. 6th Bn.

Additional Information

Son of James and Adeline Lawrence, of Scarborough.

Commemorated on Page 578 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Somme, France

Grave Reference:



The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929).

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Inscription– Thiepval Memorial - April 2017 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Stone of Remembrance– Thiepval Memorial - April 2017 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Thiepval Memorial– April 2017 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Honor Roll– From the "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", published in 1921.
  • Photo of Henry Lawrence– From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement Fourth Edition 1918
published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto.  
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.
  • Memorial– Memorial Room, Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto.  Photo by David Pike, 2010; courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Building– The Soldiers' Tower was built at University of Toronto between 1919-1924 in memory of those lost to the University in the Great War. Funds were raised by the Alumni Federation (now called the University of Toronto Alumni Association). The name of "2nd Lt H. LAWRENCE York R." is among the 628 names carved on the Memorial Screen, seen at photo left. Photo: K. Parks, Alumni Relations.
  • Inscription– Inscription in Memorial Room, Soldiers' Tower. The carillon was installed and dedicated in 1927.  Originally there were 23 bells. Alumni and friends donated funds in memory of those who fell in the Great War.  Dedications to specific bells are carved high on the walls of the Memorial Room. Several dedications pertain to University College. Bell XXIII is dedicated: "University College Alumni Association".

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