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Lawrence Gregory MORTON

Regimental number577
Place of birthAlbury, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressGermantown PO, Germantown via Culcairn, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 10"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinBrother, John C Morton, Germantown PO, Germantown via Culcairn, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 January 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 13 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 3 January 1916
Discharge date10 June 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Transferred to 6th Light Horse Regiment, and posted to D Squadron, Gallipoli, 29 August 1915.

Appointed Temporary Lance Corporal, 3 October 1915.

Wounded in action, 11 November 1915 (bullet wound, left side head: serious; both legs and right arm paralysed), and admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance. Transferred to HS 'Syria', 18 November 1915; disembarked Alexandria, 20 November 1915, and admitted to 21st General Hospital.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Ulysses', 6 January 1916; discharged, Sydney (medically unfit), 10 June 1916.

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

Died, Corowa Hospital, 18 August 1916 (pleurisy).
Date of death18 August 1916
Place of burialCorowa Catholic Cemetery (South Section, Row 10, Plot No 10), New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, MORTON Lawrence Gregory

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