The AIF Project


Regimental number1769
Place of birthCaltowie South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressTaylors Road, West Thebarton, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs S B Lorymer, Jervois Avenue, New Hindmarsh, South Australia
Enlistment date9 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 1 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 14 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919

Military Medal

'Near MERRIS from 22nd to 24th July 1918, Pte LORYMER continually carried messages 400 yards over No Man's Land through heavy enemy barrages. Communication between Company Headquarters and forward posts was kept only by his determination and personal bravery.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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