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Laurence Anderson McGUINNESS

Regimental number4330
Place of birthLanghorne Creek, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFisherman
AddressFinnis, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 7.5"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Lilian McGuinness, Finnis, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date2 October 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 7 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 January 1918
Discharge date19 March 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 4568 Pte Clarence Hurtle McGUINNESS, 32nd Bn, killed in action, 28 September 1917; 5619 Pte Horace Victor McGUINNESS, 27th Bn, killed in action, 1 March 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Corinthic', 10 January 1918 (for discharge: 'family reasons'); disembarked Melbourne, 3 March 1918, for onward travel by rail to Adelaide; discharged, 19 March 1918.

War service: 1 year 169 days (of which 1 year 117 days was abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsFirst given name incorrectly recorded on Embarkation Roll as Lawrence.
Date of death28 June 1988
Age at death91
Place of burialStrathalbyn Cemetery, South Australia

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