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Lawrence Thaye O'NEILL

Regimental number520
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCasterton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Camilla O'Neill, Mount Derrimut, Deer Park, Victoria
Enlistment date16 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 September 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Lawrence Thayer O'Neill on NR

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in leadidng his section after being wounded against the trenches near BULLECOURT on 3rd May 1917. During a bomb attack he picked up and threw a Mills bomb with lever released that first been dropped by a wounded man thereby undoubtedly saving several casualties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 October 1950
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery

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