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Lawrence Victor TANSWELL

Regimental number7329
Place of birthParkes, New South Wales
SchoolOrange High School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm assistant
AddressFernleigh, Parkes, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Mr Tanswell, Fernleigh, Parkes, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date1 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularName given on RoH circular as Laurence Victor TANSWELL.
FateKilled in Action 23 August 1918
Place of death or woundingProyart, near Peronne, France
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot III, Row I, Grave No. 15), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Minnie TANSWELL, "Fernleigh", Parkes, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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