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Rupert Stanley LAWFORD

Regimental number1874
Place of birthTocumwal, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBarmah, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Samuel Lawford, Barmah, Victoria
Enlistment date6 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Division Train
FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919
Discharge date3 October 1919
Other details

War service: embarked from Melbourne, 16 August 1916.

Taken on strength, 38th Bn, England, from 10th Training Bn, 26 October 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 10 April 1917.

Wounded in action, France, 12 October 1917 (gun shot wound, left hand); transferred to England, 18 November 1917; admitted to hospital, 19 November 1917. Found guilty of being absent without leave, 6-12 February 1918: awarded forfeiture of 28 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 10 October 1918. Transferred to 3rd Divisional Train, 28 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wiltshire', 4 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 19 August 1919; discharged, 3 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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