|Place of birth||Londonderry, Ireland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Coathanmundeville, Darlington, England|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Father, James McLaurie, Coathanmundeville, Darlington, England|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||20th Battalion, A Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/37/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||20th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Disembarked, Alexandria, 9 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 March 1916; disembarked, Marseilles, 25 March 1916; appointed Lance Corporal, France, 16 June 1916.
Admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance (gun shot wound to shoulder), 5 August 1916; to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 5 August 1916; to 22nd General Hospital, Camiers, 5 August 1916; to England, from Calais, 16 August 1916; to Herne Bay affiliated General Military Hospital, 16 August 1916; to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 11 April 1917; discharged to Weymouth Command Depot, 30 April 1917; marched into Weymouth Command Depot, 15 May 1917; marched into Perham Downs Command Depot, 5 June 1917; Marched into Weymouth Command Depot from Perham Downs Command Depot, 10 August 1917.
Commenced return to Australia on board 'A30' for discharge, 26 September 1917; disembarked, Melbourne, 21 November 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 1 January 1918.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, McLAURIE Walter James|