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Lionel LAZER

Regimental number7531
Place of birthRandwick, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolRathdown St State School, Carlton, VIC and Technical College, Victoria
Other trainingStudying wireless.
OccupationTent maker
AddressCarlton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs B Lazer, 171 Lygon Street, Carlton, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets at Carlton.
Enlistment date9 May 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 May 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 21 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularJust prior to his death he was wounded and was told by the commanding officer to stand out. He refused saying 'I am still sble to carry on' - a few minutes later he was killed. (Mother)
FateKilled in Action 11 August 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot VII, Row J, Grave No.16), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Cyril and Beatrice LAZER, 39 Alma Street, St. Kilda, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin Lt Harold Lazer killed in France 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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