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Francis Gerald LAPSLEY

Regimental number8303
Place of birthPerth Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address6 Wright Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, James Underwood Lapsley, 6 Wright Street, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date2 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Stationary Hospital 2 - Special Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/71/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A34 Benalla on 1 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

MSM

MSM


Recommendation date: 1 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'This Non Commissioned Officer has for over two years held a position as Confidential Clerk in the Office of the A.D.M.S., 3rd Australian Division. During the whole of this time he has been conspicuous for his devotion to duty and the keenness and thoroughness with which he has carried out his work. He has never spared himself in the interests of the service, frequently during times of battle working very long hours to ensure that all orders, instructions and necessary records were got out accurately and quickly. His work has always been conspicuous for accuracy and punctuality, and has contributed in no small measure to the smooth and efficient working of the Office.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

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