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Keith Francis LAWRENCE

Regimental number6436
Address43 Richardson Street, West Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Edgar Lawrence, 43 Richardson Street, West Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date5 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Reinforcement 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board TRANSPORT HMS Mongolia on 22 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'For conspicuously good work as stretcher bearer under heavy fire between Bullecourt and Noreuil.'
Recommendation date: 12 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919

Military Medal

'These men [8639 R. DAVIDSON, 6436 K.F. LAWRENCE, 6577 L.F.C. MASTERS] were conspicuous for their excellent work during the recent operations near BULLECOURT. They continued for 44 hours from 11.30 p.m. on May 5th 1917 to 7.30 p.m. on May 5th 1917 bearing wounded from the 5th Brigade Aid Post east of BULLECOURT to the Advanced Collecting Station, NOREUIL being under very heavy enemy fire during the whole time. During this period they covered a distance of over 30 miles. These men were in different bearer squads and kept up the moral of the bearers of their respective squads by their coolness and determination in the face of danger, and in spite of all physical fatigue.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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