Laurence Frank GATENBY

Regimental number72
Place of birthLake River, Tasmania
SchoolLaunceston Church Grammar School, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressLaunceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Harriett Mary Gatenby, Berean Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name40th Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, France.
FateDied of wounds 14 January 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death27
Place of burialTrois-Arbres Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 16), Steenwerck, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Harriette GATENBY, 6 Berean Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal