John Charles Rawlings was born at Braunston on 26 February 1892, the youngest son of John and Harriet Rawlings. He enlisted with the 7th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment on 23 November 1914, and went abroad the following year. He fought in France and Belgium and was reported missing on 3 May 1917 during heavy fighting around Bullecourt. He was 25 years old and is remembered on Bay 5 of the Arras Memorial, and the war memorial at Braunston. His brother George Rawlings also died in the First World War. He was killed in 1916 in fighting in Iraq, but is not remembered on Braunston's war memorial.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has his age as 35.
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