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Lawrence Phillip CARTER-IHNEN

Regimental number3272
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
Address160 King Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, H Carter Ihnen, 160 King Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At PETILLON on the 19th/20th July, 1916, Private CARTER-IHNEN carried messages along the line and to Battalion Headquarters continually throughout the night, although under heavy fire. He is only a youth, but one who seems to have no fear. He also went to locate the positions from which the Germans were sending up flares and did so at great risk. He was cool, plucky, and untiring, and greatly distinguished himself in the manner in which he did his work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 December 1974
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Crematorium

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