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John LAWTON

Regimental number4249
Place of birthDigby Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Address817 Drummond Street, North Carlton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Mr T Lawton, Rosevale, Digby, Victoria
Enlistment date30 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'For splendid work throughout the operations at Whiz Farm south east of Ypres on 2 April 1918.'
Recommendation date: 11 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 4 December 1918
Date of death14 October 1959
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery

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