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Lawrence Hamill WHITE

Regimental number350
Place of birthPerth Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressKelmscott, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, E W White, Kelmscott, Western Australia
Enlistment date19 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 17 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 14 October 1916
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery (Plot B, Row 14, Grave 24), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
81
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward Warton and Alice Kate WHITE.
Medals

Military Medal

'This man is a member of the Scouting Platoon and once more displayed great courage in firstly scouting in No Man's Land in the right centre of the line of attack; secondly, he assisted to put out tapes marking the jumping off positions; thirdly, in patrolling No Man's Land in front of our lines before the attack was launched, and after the attacking parties had withdrawn to our lines. The last named act required great courage as it was though at the time that the German counter attack was being pushed right up to our lines. This is the second time that this man has been brought under notice for his gallantry and devotion to duty. This man was wounded when patrolling in No Man's Land on the occasions referred to. He is recommended for distinction. Period, 29th/30th August, 1916, north of POZIERES.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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