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Daniel Michael LAWLOR

Regimental number126
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolSt Joseph's School, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address122 Gray Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 4.25"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Johanna Lawlor, 122 Gray Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialFromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No 10), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Johanna LAWLOR, 122 Gray Street, Adelaide
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 18 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Reported missing, 20 July 1916.

Prisoner of War German list dated 4 November 1916 received by Wounded and Missing Inquiry Bureau.

File (p. 24) bears notation: 'Prev. rept Prisoner of War. Now rept Killed in Action. Death reported from Germany.'

German report, 2 August 1916: 'austr. Sold. Lawler, D.M. Nr. 126. 32.A.I. R.C. A. Coy. am 19.7 in Gegend Fromelles gefallen.'

Note on Red Cross File No 1560509: 'The above name appeared on German death list dated 4-11-16.'

Note on file: 'Identity disc received from Germany and despatched to Next of Kin 20/6/17.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Originally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated at V.C. Corner (Panel No 5), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles; subsequently (2010) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.
Miscellaneous detailsMother's address subsequently Ann Street, Croydon Park, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, LAWLOR Daniel Michael
Red Cross file 1560509

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