|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Melbourne Victoria|
|Other training||1st year education (Arts), University of Melbourne, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Guardian, Sister Esther Oldfield, Church of England Mission, 261 Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served in the 60th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces (Carlton).|
|Rank on enlistment||Lieutenant|
|Unit name||6th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/23/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||2nd Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||6th Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding||2nd Casualty Clearing Station|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Next of kin advised 'dangerously ill', 25 October 1915. Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 5 November 1915 (typhoid fever); removed from 'dangerously ill' list, 8 November 1915.
Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Themistocles', 2 January 1916 (typhoid fever).
Re-embarked, 22nd Bn, 12th Reinforcements, on board HT 'Euripides', 14 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 26 May 1916; taken on strength, 22nd Bn, 9 June 1916.
Wounded in action, 25 June 1916 (multiple shell wounds, head and back; gun shot wounds, back and thigh), and admitted to 6th Field Ambulance. Transferred to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, 26 June 1916, and died of wounds there, same day.
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalFoster-Mother/Guardian, Sister Esther Oldfield, wrote to Base Records, 5 August 1920: 'I am the foster mother of the late 2nd Lieut. L. Oldfield, and he has no blood relations whatsoever. He was given to me some 28 years ago a helpless forsaken babe, & until he went to the war, was never far away. We could never trace any parents; but he boy never wanted a mother's care since I have had him, and his name is on the Honour Roll of Trinity College, University, where he was doing his Arts course, & he was in the University Rifles. I am therefore his only next of kin and his Will, which I have proved, was in my favour. He was a great joy to me & proved a Christian gentleman, never giving me a moment's anxiety. I was advised to apply for his War Gratuity, but I am not certain if a foster mother is entitled to it. I have been too busy to enquire. I have written fully, and what have said can be proved true by countless people.'
|Miscellaneous details||Name entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as Lawrence.|