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Alfred Frederick LAWRENCE

Regimental number6849
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressYoung's Siding via Albany, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Alfred Lawrence, Young's Siding, Denmark Lane via Albany, Western Australia
Enlistment date16 February 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 29 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 22 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For most conspicuous gallantry and daring in an attack on Le Verguier on 18 September, 1918. During the advance he led a section with such dash and skill that he succeeded in capturing six machine guns and 28 prisoners. He then rushed another post, again, capturing the whole garrison. His leadership was excellent.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

Date of death15 March 1988

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