|Place of birth||Balranald New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||28|
|Next of kin||Brother, Alex Ross Lawrence, Nyah, Swan Hill, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||47th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/64/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||Commissioned|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||46th Battalion|
Unit: INF 46
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Second recommendation for MSM dated 20 September 1918.
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Place of death or wounding||France|
'At DERNANCOURT South West of ALBERT April 5th 1918. He did magnificent work in organising two platoons after the officers became casualties. When his trench was out flanked by the enemy he cleverly got his men into fresh positions and avoided heavy casualties and drove the enemy back. His pluck and example to the men was of the highest order. he worked unceasingly for many hours and was always bright and cheery and inspired the men accordingly. He has been previously recommended for splendid work during the former part of the operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Meritorious Service Medal
'This N.C.O. has had a continuously long and consistent career with the Battalion, and could always be relied on as a never failing and experienced N.C.O. During the period under review, from February to September 1918 he has participated in every action in the Line, and has distinguished himself in work both in and out of the Field and is worthy of the highest merit.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67