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Leonard Langworthy LAWSON

Regimental number291
Date of birth18 March 1895
Place of birthCaulfield, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
AddressCobden Street, Caulfield, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinHenry E Lawson, Cobden Street, Caulfield, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets and in the 46th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Division Artillery
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Discharge date15 August 1919
Other details

War service: embarked from Melbourne, 10 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 7 December 1915. Taken on strength, 13th Field Artillery Brigade, Tel el Kebir, 15 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 23 June 1916.

On leave in France, 11-20 August 1917; in England, 6-26 October 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 1 April 1919; commenced return to Australia on HT 'Devanha', 8 May 1919; discharged, 15 August 1919.

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

Date of death13 August 1954
Age at death59
Place of burialCremated: Springvale Crematorium, Melbourne, Victoria

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