Laurice John INGLIS

INGLIS, Laurice John

Service Number: 2835
Enlisted: 1 November 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Pirie, South Australia , 2 March 1898
Home Town: Stone Hut, South Australia
Schooling: Caltowie, Kapunda, Mingarey, Gawler, Alberton and the Gawler School of Mines, South Australia
Occupation: Mechanic
Died: Killed in Action, Broodseinde Ridge, Belgium, 5 October 1917, aged 19 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Caltowie Public School WW1 Roll of Honor, Georgetown WW1 Roll of Honor, Laura War Memorial, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Stone Hut Roll of Honour WW1
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World War 1 Service

1 Nov 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private
16 Dec 1916: Involvement Private, 2835, 43rd Infantry Battalion
16 Dec 1916: Embarked Private, 2835, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Adelaide
11 Aug 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 12th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

Private L. J. INGLIS, only son of Mr and Mrs H. W. Inglis, of Railway Stone Hut, was killed in action on October 5, 1917, in Belgium.

He left South Australia on December 18, 1916, with the 6th Reinforcements of the 43rd Battalion, transferred to 12th Battalion in England, and took part in the assault on the Polygon Wood, September 20, and the capture of Black Watch Corner.

He was born at Port Pirie, March 2, 1898, and attended at Caltowie. Kapunda Mingary, Alberton, and Gawler public schools, and the Gawler School of Mines.

He joined the Boy Scouts at 12 years of age, and was a patrol leader of the Gawler, Laura, and Port Pirie troops at the time of his enlistment. 

On the visit of General Baden Powell to this State he was presented to him, and regarded it as a great honor when the Chief Scout shook hands with him and spoke to him.

He was a Rechabite, and a regular attendant of the Methodist Sunday schools. He was a great favorite with all who knew him.

His Uncle 6286 Pte Francis James Inglis of the 6th Battaloin AIF was killed in action on 5 June 1916 he too was born in South Australia

 

AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS. (1918, October 19). Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954), p. 38. Retrieved November 30, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87549746

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