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Lawrence FLYNN

Regimental number2579
Place of birthTonneagh, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 9.5"
Weight149 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss A Flynn, Tonncagh, Leitrim, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 June 1915
Place of enlistmentHeywood, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1916
Date of death24 November 1919
Age at death from cemetery records39
Place of burialHeidelberg Cemetery, Victoria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
141
Discharge date1 October 1916
Other details

War service: Gallipoli, Egypt.

Embarked Melbourne, 26 August 1915; marched in to 15th Anzac Base, Mudros, 18 November 1915; taken on strength of 7th Bn, Lemnos, 20 November 1915.

Admitted to 1st Casualty Clearing Station, Anzac Cove, 30 November 1915 (dysentery); transferred to Hospital Ship, HS 'Dongta', 1 December 1915; transferred to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Cairo, Egypt, 3 December 1915; to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, 9 December 1915 (colitis); to Australian and New Zealand Convalescent Depot, 29 December 1915; discharged to duty, and marched in to Overseas Base, 25 January 1916.

Rejoined Bn, Serapeum, 5 March 1916; taken on strength of 46th Bn, 31 March 1916.

Admitted to 12th Field Ambulance, 22 May 1916 (septic sores to left hand); transferred to 54th Casualty Clearing Station, 25 May 1916; to 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 3 June 1916 (boils to knee); to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 5 June 1916.

Commenced return to Australia, on board HS 'Karoola', from Suez, 5 July 1916; disembarked Melbourne, 2 August 1916; discharged, 1 October 1916 (medically unfit: debility).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FLYNN Lawrence

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