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Lawrence Percival GADSDON

Regimental number2395
Place of birthOngar, Essex, England
OccupationWarehouse assistant
Address397 Bagot Road, Subiaco, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.2
Height5' 6.5"
Weight125 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Gadsdon, 397 Bagot Road, Subiaco, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of chest measurement)
Enlistment date25 May 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A51 Chilka on 18 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 October 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Laurence Percival Gadsdon on NR
Discharge date23 June 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Aeneas', 31 October 1915; discharged (medically unfit: shrapnel wound, left knee; tetanus), Perth, 23 June 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as GADSOON.
SourcesNAA: B2455, GADSDON Lawrence Percival

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