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Alfred William LAWRENCE

Place of birthChristchurch, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil engineer
Address'Scarborough', Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinBrother, Christopher Lawrence, Cunningham, Gippsland, Victoria
Enlistment date9 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 15
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 21 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Divisional Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107, 1 June 1917; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169, 4 October 1917.
Recommendation date: 7 March 1917

FateDied of disease 27 February 1918
Place of death or woundingDunkirk
Age at death43
Age at death from cemetery records43
Place of burialDunkerque Town Cemetery (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No. 8), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Christopher and Catherine LAWRENCE. Died of appendicitis
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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