Francis John LAWRENCE

Regimental number3258
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
Place of birthRedfern, New South Wales
SchoolSt Vincent's School, Redfern, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address18 Botany Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, T Lawrence, 18 Botany Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date1 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 27 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialCabaret-Rouge British Cemetery (Plot XVI, Row C, Grave No. 12), Souchez, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Margaret LAWRENCE
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3257 Lance Corporal Thomas LAWRENCE, 55th Bn, returned to Australia, 12 May 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal