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Laurence Joseph JACKETT

Regimental number4805
Date of birth9 August 1898
Place of birthEudunda, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressEudunda, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 6.5"
Weight118 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Frances E T Jackett, Eudunda, South Australia
Enlistment date6 November 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Lawrence Joseph Jackett on NR
Discharge date21 September 1917
Family/military connectionsFather: 4063 Pte James JACKETT, Australian Empolyment Company, returned to Australia, 6 November 1918; Brother: 3677 Pte Redvers James JACKETT, 5th Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 22 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Themistocles', 4 May 1917; discharged (medically unfit: cardiac neurosis and poor physique: 'juvenility'), 21 September 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: Service No S2799.
SourcesNAA: B2455, JACKETT Laurence Joseph

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