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Archibald McGibbon McLAURIN

Date of birth21 August 1867
Place of birthDeniliquin New South Wales
OccupationVigneron and farmer
AddressCumalla Vineyard, Rutherglen, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation47
Next of kinBrother, Robert McGibbon McLaurin, Cumalla Vineyard, Rutherglen, Victoria
Enlistment date24 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A16 Star of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment

Lieutenant Colonel

Unit: 8th Light Horse
Promotion date: 1 November 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Croix de Chevalier (Legion of Honour )

Refers Walkers Ridge 29 April 1915.
Recommendation date: 16 November 1915


Mention in Despatches awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement No. 30169 (6 July 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174 (11 October 1917).
Recommendation date: Unspecified

FateDied of disease 23 November 1918
Place of burialBeirut British War Cemetery (Grave No. 355), Syria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert McGibbon MCLAURIN and Helen MCLAURIN
Other detailsWar service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine, Syria

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