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Donald Charles LAURIE

Regimental number4092
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBarman
AddressCordalba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Petrine Marie Laurie, Cordalba, Queensland
Enlistment date17 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on 21 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty. Near VILLERS CARBONNEL on 30th August 1918 Private LAURIE crossed the SOMME with a message in the face of intense artillery, Machine Gun and rifle fire. He delivered his message and then assisted to carry wounded back to safety. He exhibited marked courage in the face of extreme danger.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 409 Pte William James LAURIE, 42nd Bn, killed in action 2 August 1917; 3787 Lance Corporal Walter LAURIE, 15th Bn, died of wounds, 28 March 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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