George Dennis LAWRENCE


LAWRENCE, George Dennis

Service Number: 717
Enlisted: 23 November 1914, Oaklands, South Australia
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 3rd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Leicester, England, 1890
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: City of London School, England
Occupation: Clerk-tea trade in London, England
Died: Broncho-pneumonia, Kew Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, 6 August 1916
Cemetery: Springvale Garden of Remembrance & Crematorium, Victoria
Wargrave with Private Memorial. SPRINGVALE BOTANICAL CEMETERY C.E. M. 20. 16. (GRM/3*).
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

23 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 717, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Oaklands, South Australia
2 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 717, 3rd Light Horse Regiment
2 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 717, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, SS Hessen, Melbourne
12 May 1916: Involvement Trooper, SN 717, 3rd Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Births Mar 1890    Lawrence George Denis Leicester 7a 258

Previous military service
Served in the City of London School Cadets.

Age on arrival in Australia-19

Studied fruit growing in Mildura.

Enlistment date-23 November 1914
Place of enlistment-Oaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistment-Private
Age at embarkation-24

Unit name-3rd Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Reinforcement.

AWM Embarkation Roll number-10/8/2

Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A45 Hessen on 2 February 1915


Next of kin-Father, GeorgeThomas Lawrence, 'Isleworth', 12 Fitzharris Avenue, Bournemouth, Hants, England- formerly of Finsbury Lodge, Hatherley Road.

After leaving school he entered the tea trade, London. Afterwards he studied fruit growing at Mildura. He served in Egypt and afterwards at Anzac with the Forces sent to the Dardanelles.

Returned,wounded,  to Australia 11 April 1916.

He died, Aged 26,  of pneumonia at Kew Hospital, Melbourne. (details from father)

Honoured on the Bexley Roll of Honour.