|Place of birth||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Address||18 Botany Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Father, T Lawrence, 18 Botany Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served for 4 years in the Senior Cadets and in the 26th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||17th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/34/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||55th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brother: 3258 Pte Francis John LAWRENCE, 55th Bn, died of wounds, 27 July 1916|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked, 20 December 1915. Taken on strength, 55th Bn, Zeitoun, Egypt, 16 February 1916.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 15 March 1917 (trench feet); invalided to England, 28 March 1917, and admitted to 2nd Eastern General Hospital, Brighton, 29 March 1917. Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 18 April 1917. Discharged and granted furlough, 30 April 1917, to report to No. 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 15 May 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 26 July 1917; rejoined unit, 14 August 1917.
Accidentally wounded, 15 February 1918 (lacerated wounds, left hand: handled unfamiliar detonator which exploded; no charges preferred; attributed to stupidity rather than deliberate intent to self-inflict a wound); transferred to England, 1 March 1918. Transferred to No. 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 20 March 1918. Discharged, 26 March 1918, and granted furlough, to report to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 9 April 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ruahine', 12 May 1918; disembarked Sydney, 5 July 1918; discharged (medically unfit), 27 July 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, LAWRENCE Thomas|