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Roland Cameron LAURANCE

Regimental number60714
Date of birth27 May 1898
Place of birthYarra, Victoria
True NameLAWRANCE, Roland Cameron
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCabinetmaker
Address188 Barrow Street, Coburg, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 6"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinFather, R Laurance, 188 Barrow Street, Coburg, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the 59th Infantry Regiment, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date11 May 1918
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 May 1918
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th General (Victorian) Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 23 July 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919
Other details

War service: England, France

Embarked Melbourne, 23 July 1918; disembarked London, England, 27 September 1918, and marched in to 1st Training Bn.

Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, Sutton Veney, 4 November 1918; discharged to 1st Training Bn, 9 November 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 January 1919; taken on strength, 7th Bn, in the field, 29 January 1919.

Detached to Corps Workshops, Jeumont, 9 March 1919.

Marched out for return to Australia, 13 May 1919; marched in to No 3 Group, Codford, 14 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Main', 23 July 1919; admitted to ship's hospital, at sea, 7 September 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 11 October 1919; discharged, 26 October 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, LAURANCE Roland Cameron

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