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William LAWRENCE

Regimental number2791
Place of birthBuckinghamshire England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway shunter
Address97 Boundary Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinWife, Mrs Rachael Elizabeth Lawrence, 97 Boundary Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Field Ambulance
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448, 11 July 1919; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124, 30 October 1919.
Recommendation date: 6 February 1919

FateReturned to Australia 2 March 1919
Medals

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 91
Date: 23 July 1919

Other detailsMedals: Croix de Guerre (Belgium), 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 June 1972
Place of burialWoronora Crematorium

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