|Place of birth||Hawthorn, Victoria|
|School||Wesley College, Melbourne, Victoria|
|Other training||Melbourne University, Engineering|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Morley, 15 Shoobra Road, Elsternwick, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||J Raw, 15 Shoobra Road, Elsternwick, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served in Melbourne University Rifles.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||7th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/24/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||59th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fromelles, France|
|Age at death||20.10|
|Age at death from cemetery records||20|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 15), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John and Esther RAW, "Leura", 55 Shoobra Raod Elsternwick, Victori. Native of Hawthorn, Victoria|
|Family/military connections||Uncle: 3143 Sergeant Clement RAYSON, 59th Bn, killed in action, 29 September 1918; Cousin:  2nd Lt Fred Christmas, 3rd Pioneer Bn, killed in action, 27 June 1917.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Joined 7th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 20 January 1916.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 1 February 1916; promoted Corporal, 15 February 1916, and appointed Acting Sergeant same day.
Transferred to and taken on strength of 59th Bn, 24 February 1916.
Promoted Temporary Sergeant, Duntroon Plateau, 4 March 1916.
Ceased to be Acting Sergeant, and appointed Lance Sergeant, 27 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Posted missing, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.
Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Buried B1056 Sheet 22'.
Note, Red Cross File No 2240903: 'No trace Germany. Cert by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'
Statement, 1705 Pte L. JOHNSON, C Company, 59th Bn, 4 September 1916: 'He was killed at Fleurbaix on July 19th. Pte. A. Woodcock, IX. C. told me this during the bombardment prior to the charge. He gave me this information at about 5.30. p.m. on the 19th, half an hour before we went over. Raw was only a short distance from me when he was killed, and Woodcock told me immediately.'Second statement, 1675 Pte R.L. DOUSSET, 59th Bn (patient, St John's Hospital, Etaples), 29 January 1917: 'After going over in the attack at Armentieres, some little distance, he was struck by a shell, and very badly wounded. I was with him when he died shortly after, and then had to pass on.'
|Sources||NAA: B2455, RAW Walter Whitfield
Red Cross File No 2240903