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Regimental number7500
Place of birthEly, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGoondiwindi, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44.1
Height5' 6.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E R Lawrence, Goondiwindi, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 12 years in the British Army; time expired.
Enlistment date31 January 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 January 1917
Place of enlistmentToowoomba, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 14 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Light Railway Operating Company
FateReturned to Australia 8 August 1918
Discharge date22 October 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Carpentaria', 8 August 1918; discharged (medically unfit: chronic rheumatism), 22 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, LAWRENCE James

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