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George Dennis LAWRENCE

Regimental number717
Place of birthLeicester, England
SchoolCity of London School, London, England
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, G.T. Lawrence, 'Isleworth', 12 Fitzharris Avenue, Bournemouth, Hants, England
Previous military serviceServed in the City of London School Cadets.
Enlistment date23 November 1914
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A45 Hessen on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAfter leaving school he entered the tea trade, London. Afterwards he studied fruit growing at Mildura. He served in Egypt and afterwards at Anzac with the Forces sent to the Dardanelles. He died at Kew Hospital, Melbourne. (details from father)
FateReturned to Australia 11 April 1916
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death6 August 1916
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Place of Death Kew Asylum, Melbourne. Son of Thomas LAWRENCE, Bournmouth, England. Native of Leicester, England
Miscellaneous detailsSecond given name incorrectly recorded on Embarkation Roll as Denis.

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