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Lawrence Alwyn HALL

Regimental number6027
Place of birthBath, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNoorigan, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 7.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Violet Louise Hall, GPO, Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 February 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 June 1919
Discharge date5 December 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Frementle, 9 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 September 1916.

Admitted to Codford Hospital, 15 November 1916 (influenza); marched in to 4th Training Bn, Codford, 9 December 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 December 1916; marched in to 4th Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 29 December 1916.

Marched out to Segregation Camp, 7 February 1917; marched in to 4th Australian Division Base Depot,, 26 February 1917.

Transferred to 32nd Bn, 5 March 1917; taken on strength, in the field, 6 March 1917.

Admitted to 8th Australian Ambulance, 29 June 1917 (pyrexia, unknown origin), and transferred to 5th Division Rest Station; to 56th Casualty Clearing Station, 3 July 1917; to Ambulance Train No 2, 4 July 1917, and admitted to 3rd General Hospital, Le Treport; transferred to England, 11 August 1917, and admitted to Norwich Hospital, Norfolk, 11 August 1917; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 23 August 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 29 August 1917.

Admitted to 3rd New Zealand General Hospital, Codford, 18 October 1917 (bronchitis); marched in to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 21 November 1917.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 12 January 1918.

On Command, 5th Division Signalling School, Codford, 24 January 1918; marched in to 15th Training Bn, Codford, from Signalling School, 12 February 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 2 March 1918.

Found guilty, 4 March 1918, of when on Active Service being in town without a pass; absent from 9 pm, 4 March 1918, until apprehended at 10 pm same day: deprived of 2 days' pay.

Wounded in action, 24 April 1918 (gassed), and admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred same day to 61st Casualty Clearing Station; transferred by Ambulance Train No 38, 25 April 1918, and admitted to 16th General Hospital, Le Treport, 26 Aril 1918; transferred to England, 12 May 1918 (gassed and pneumonia), 12 May 1918, and admitted to Richmond Military Hospital, Gore Road, Surrey, 14 May 1918 (gassed and lobar pneumonia: severe); transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 29 May 1918; discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 6 June 1918.

Found guilty, 7 July 1918, of neglect of Routine Order No 719 re 'bounds': awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Marched in to No 4 Command Depot, 25 July 1918.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 10 September 1918.

Transferred to Machine Gun Details, and marched out to Parkhouse, September 1918.

Found guilty, 23 October 1918, of being absent without leave from midnight, 22 October, to 1 pm, 23 October 1918: forfeited 1 day's pay; total forfeiture: 2 days' pay.

Admitted to Group Hospital, 4 November 1918; marched in to Machine Gun Details from hospital, 7 November 1918 (no further details recorded).

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 November 1918; taken on strength, 5th Machine Gun Bn, 2 December 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 30 April 1919; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 1 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Somali', 1 June 1919; admitted to ship's hospital, at sea, 29 June 1919 (bronchitis); disembarked Fremantle, 8 July 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Perth, 5 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 June 1927
SourcesNAA: B2455, HALL Lawrence Alwyn

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