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William Albert LAWRY

Regimental number2691
Date of birth8 September 1897
Place of birthEaglehawk, Victoria
SchoolEaglehawk State School, Victoria
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressWoodvale via Eaglehawk, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Kate Lawry, Woodvale PO, Woodvale via Eaglehawk, Victoria
Previous military service68th Infantry
Enlistment date27 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919
Discharge date4 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Total war service: 1287 days (of which 1053 days were abroad). Also served in World war II asVX101229 Driver, 1st Australian Remount Detachment (Citizen Military Forces, 2 September 1940 to 19 August 1942; Australian Imperial Force, 20 August 1942 to 3 October 1945. Total war service: 1858 days (of which 1096 days were on active service in Australia, and 175 days active service outside Australia. Discharged, 3 October 1945.
Date of death8 July 1965
Age at death67.10
Place of burialBendigo Cemetery, Victoria

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