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Frederick Donald Herbert Blais LAWTON

Date of birth30 November 1886
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressMelbourne Hospital, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinBrother, G H B Lawton, Yealering via Wickepin, Western Australia
Enlistment date18 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameNo 3 Australian General Hospital
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/67/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Mooltan on 15 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
Promotions

Captain


Unit: MED AGH3
Promotion date: 1 January 1915

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

OBE


Altered to Mention in Despatches. Recommended for another MID, 19 September 1918.Two MIDs awarded, and promulgated: (1) 'London Gazette' No. 31089, 31 December 1918; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61, 23 May 1919; (2) 'London Gazette' No. 31448, 11 July 1919; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124, 30 October 1919.
Recommendation date: 1 March 1918

OBE


Recommendation date: 31 December 1918

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

OBE


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other detailsMedals: Order of the British Empire, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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