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James Edward LAWLER

Regimental number468
Place of birthDonald, Victoria
SchoolReedy Dam State School, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressMildura, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs H M Lawler, Mildura, Victoria
Enlistment date17 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularTwice wounded at Messines on 28/5/17 succombed to wounds same day.
FateDied of wounds 28 May 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialTrois-Arbres Cemetery (Plot I, Row K, Grave No. 17), Steenwerck, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Honora LAWLER, Mildura, Victoria. Native of Donald, Victoria
Family/military connectionsTwo brothers Francis N Lawler killed in action and Edward J Lawler returned to Australia award MM.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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