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Laurence Adrian RENOU

Regimental number1984
Place of birthSeymour, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil engineer
AddressEast Cannington, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, c/o Frederick G Renou, East Cannington, Western Australia
Enlistment date2 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 26 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 6 November 1916
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialNetley Military Cemetery (Church of England Section Grave No. 1872), Hound, Hampshire
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Henrietta RENOU, Collins Street, Meolbourne

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He carried out patrol work during a heavy bombardment. Later, in order to build a barricade, he filled sandbags for one and a half hours under very heavy fire. He showed a splendid example of courage and determination throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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