Pvt Dave Burch Lawson was taken prisoner of war on 7 June 1942 in the Southwest Pacific Theatre, Philippine Islands. He was sent to PW Camp #1 – Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province, Luzon, Philippines 15-121.
He is missing in action since 24 October 1944 during the attack of the Arisan Maru. The Hell Ship Arisan Maru was sunk by the U.S.S. Shark in the South China Sea.
Memorialized at the Manila American Cemetery, Philippines