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Lawence John WHITE

Regimental number5469
Place of birthBunbury Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E White, 9 Lane Street, Boulder, Western Australia
Enlistment date15 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 17 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 February 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Lawence spelt Laurance
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Eliza WHITE.

Military Medal

'This man is brought under notice for his splendid work as a Regimental stretcher bearer during operations near ZONNEBEKE on the 26th September, 1917. He worked continuously for over 24 hours carrying wounded back to the rear over most difficult and rough swampy country. During the whole time he was under heavy enemy fire. His example and gallant conduct were an inspiration throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 143 Pte Edwin James WHITE, 10th Light Horse, killed in action, 7 August 1915.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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