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Robert Eland LAWS

Regimental number3333
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
SchoolFort Valley and Boys Central State Schools, Brisbane, Queensland
Other trainingKellys College, Brisbane and No 4 Natives Rifle Club, Brisbane.
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressValley, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Isabel Laws, Helen Street, Valley, Queensland
Enlistment date9 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 14 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingHamel, France
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialCrucifix Corner Cemetery (Plot IX, Row B, Grave No. 19), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
76
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Jane LAWS, Helen Street, Fort Valley, Brisbane, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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