|Place of birth||Penola, South Australia|
|Address||c/o W L O'Connor, Wallacedale, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Margaret O'Connor, Wallacedale via Condah, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||B|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||24th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/41/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||24th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 28 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 29 January 1917; marched in to 6th Training Bn, Larkhill, 31 January 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 9 October 1917; taken on strength, 24th Bn, in the field, 14 October 1917.
Admitted to Line of Communication Hospital, 25 May 1918; discharged to Base Depot, 25 May 1918.
Wounded in action, 2 August 1918 (gun shot wound, leg, buttock and arm), and admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 47th Casualty Clearing Station; to 47th General Hospital, Le Treport, 4 August 1918; to Convalescent Depot, Havre, 11 August 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 10 September 1918.
On leave to England, 20 October 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 5 November 1918.
Marched out to England for return to Australia, 10 May 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Chemnitz', 7 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 5 September 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 13 October 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, O'CONNOR William Lawrence|