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Regimental number1320
Place of birthWalsall, Staffordshire, England
SchoolGrindleford, North Sheffield, England
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKarilpa Street, West End, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Lauchland, Karilpa Street, West End, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date18 March 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Air Mechanic
Unit name2nd Australian Flying Squadron, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number8/5/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll68th Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted from North Queensland, where he was employed as telegraphist and postal assistant.
FateDied of wounds 16 November 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death25.6
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialThe Huts Cemetery (Plot XIV, Row D, Grave No. 2), Dickebusch, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Andrew and Elilzabeth LAUCHLAND, Karilpa Street, Brisbane, Queensland. Native of Walsall, England
Family/military connectionsCousin Pte Robert Lauchland killed in action. Brother Pte Andrew Lauchland was awarded Military Medal.

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