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Kavan LAWLOR

Regimental number899
Place of birthLilydale Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarrier's floorman
AddressBuxton
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMrs S Lawlor, Buxton
Enlistment date19 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A56 Palermo on 7 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class II)
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: Refers 30 November-1 December 1917.

FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During a very severe enemy attack he worked unceasingly in the performance of his duties, showing the greatest energy and resource and a complete disregard of all danger, and it was in a very great measure due to his personal exertions that the firing line was so well supplied with ammunition and bombs.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Date of death17 April 1951
Place of burialPreston Cemetery

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