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Lawrence Reuter STROTHER

Regimental number3929
Place of birthNuriootpa South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGardener
AddressAngaston, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Strother, Angaston, South Australia
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Malwa on 2 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Company
FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'On the morning of 4th October, 1917, this N.C.O. was in charge of a gun and crew on BROODSEINDE RIDGE east of YPRES. Though suffering a number of casualties and being under heavy shell and machine gun fire he kept his gun in action until it was blown out. He then obtained a German gun and ammunition and brought it into action. He remained at his post for six days under continuous shell fire. By keeping his gun in action he materially helped in consolidation. His courage and cheerfulness set a fine example to the men with shom he came in contact.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Date of death22 September 1966

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