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Laurence Wilbraham FORD

Regimental number4620
Place of birthBurnie, Tasmania
Place of birthStanley, Tasmania
SchoolGrammar School, Launceston, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressSmithton, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs C K Ford, Baulkham Hills, Parramatta, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 8 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe left important work on land and enlisted as he felt it was his duty to do so. He took keen interest in his military work and was highly thought of by his superior officers. His Captain said if he had lived through Lagnicourt he would have won his commission on the field. (L. K. Ford, Mother)
FateKilled in Action 15 April 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*given name two spellings Laurence and Lawrance
Place of death or woundingLagnicourt, France
Age at death27.6
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialQueant Road Cemetery (Plot VI, Row G, Grave No. 11), Buissy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
65
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick Forrester and Charlotte Katherine FORD, Baden Powell Street, Artarmon, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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