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Arthur Poole LAWRENCE

Date of birth12 March 1893
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressAscot Vale, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinWife, Mrs A M Lawrence, 'Buxton', Maribyrnong Road, Ascot Vale, Victoria
Previous military serviceAustralian Army Medical Corps
Enlistment date18 February 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 February 1917
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameMedical Officers
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan MacGillivray on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps


Unit: MED
Promotion date: 16 November 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 27 November 1918

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 12 October 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Cross

'He displayed great gallantry and able leadership on 3rd, 4th and 5th October 1918, during the fighting in the Hindenburg line, north of St. Quentin, particularly during the assault on Montbrehain, as bearer captain. He maintained touch with R.A.P.'s in spite of heavy shell fire, and his genius for selecting routes and loading posts resulted in a very rapid evacuation of wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

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