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Lawrence Martin COURTNEY

Regimental number1437
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSleeper cutter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Mary Courtney, North Dandalup, Western Australia
Enlistment date16 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Conspicuous dash and leadership in establishing a post and retarding enemy's advance. Splendid example to men. (Lagnicourt 15 April 1917).
Recommendation date: 18 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He organized a party of men and gallantly led them forward, inflicting many casualties on the enemy. He set a fine example to all ranks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

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