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Walter James Oliver LAWRY

Regimental number936
Date of birth15 March 1895
Place of birthEchuca, Victoria
SchoolTatalia State School, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressMoama, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, John Lawry, Moama, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 December 1918
Discharge date28 March 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5694 Pte Harry LAWRY, 14th Bn, died of wounds, 22 June 1918; Half-brother: 3375 Pte William LAWRY, 2nd Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 6 October 1919.
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War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 26 April 1915. Mentioned in Despatches for 'participation in a very successful raid on the enemy trenches on the 30th Sept. 1916.' (Routine Order by Major General H.B. Walker, 1st Australian Division, dated 6 October 1916).

Wounded in action (gassed), France, 17 January 1918.

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

Date of death20 December 1989
Age at death94.9
Place of burialMoama Cemetery, New South Wales

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