Lawrence HALPIN


HALPIN, Lawrence

Service Number: 4820
Enlisted: 8 September 1915, West Maitland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 55th Infantry Battalion
Born: Wallsend, New South Wales, 9 November 1890
Home Town: Newcastle, Hunter Region, New South Wales
Schooling: Unknown
Occupation: Fireman
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 11 October 1917, aged 26 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Abermain War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cessnock Abermain Comforts Fund Pictorial Honour Roll, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

8 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4820, 3rd Infantry Battalion, West Maitland
8 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4820, 3rd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
8 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4820, 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Sydney
21 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 55th Infantry Battalion
11 Oct 1917: Involvement Private, SN 4820, 55th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Lawrence Andrew HALPIN was born on 9th November, 1890 in Wallsend, NSW

His parents were Patrick HALPIN and Teresa CONNOLLY who married on 27th September, 1887 in St Marys Cathedral in Sydney

His father Patrick was born in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England and emigrated to Australia on the ship Scottish Bard - 5 children

1. Bernard Joseph

2. Lawrence Andrew

3. Liddia Maria

4. Patrick Ambrose

5. Vera Teresa

Lawrence enlisted in West Maitland on 8th September, 1915 and embarked from Sydney on the HMAT Star of England with the 3rd Infantry Battalion, 15th Reinforcements - he was transferred to the 55th Infantry Battalion on 21st April, 1916

He was Killed in Action in Belgium on 11th October, 1917 - no known grave

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial & the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial

Medals:  British War Medal & Victory Medal