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Lawrence O'CONNOR

Regimental number1263
Place of birthWellington New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressGollon PO, Gollon via Wellington, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, D O'Connor, Gollon via Wellington, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameLight Trench Mortar Battery, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/130/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work near Warfusee on 8 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 14 August 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'This soldier showed great gallantry during the attack on the morning of 8th August 1918 towards WARFUSEE. He advanced single handed to the attack of a machine gun position and captured the gun and its crew of seven after killing the first man.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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