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Lawrence Abraham DUSTING

Regimental number3072
Place of birthPortland, Victoria
SchoolPortland State School, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSeaman
AddressGawler Street, Portland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Abraham Dusting, Gawler Street, Portland, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Naval Cadets at Portland
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 26 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death22.6
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialGordon Dump Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 41), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
52
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Abraham and Ellen DUSTING, Gawler Street, Portland, Victoria

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