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Albert LAVER

Regimental number273
Date of birth--/10/1888
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation overseer
AddressSpringsure, Central Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Laver, Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland
Enlistment date20 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 21 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF2
Promotion date: 12 March 1916


Unit: INF2
Promotion date: 20 August 1916

Temporary CAPT

Unit: INF2
Promotion date: 15 October 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Not awarded.
Recommendation date: 16 October 1916

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 16 November 1921

FateReturned to Australia 10 August 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. With two men he engaged the enemy and enabled a raiding party to be reorganized. Later, he personally threw the mats over the enemy's wire at great risk. He set a splendid example throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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