Lancelot Joseph Wollard PAYNE MC


PAYNE, Lancelot Joseph Wollard

Service Number: 474
Enlisted: 31 January 1916, Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 25th Infantry Battalion
Born: Latrobe, Tasmania, 21 February 1896
Home Town: Devonport, Devonport, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Student
Died: Died of Wounds, Vignacourt, France, 30 May 1918, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Vignacourt British Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

31 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 474, Claremont, Tasmania
1 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 474, 40th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Hobart
1 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 474, 40th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
28 Oct 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 40th Infantry Battalion
20 Jan 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 25th Infantry Battalion
4 Apr 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 25th Infantry Battalion
30 May 1918: Wounded Lieutenant, 25th Infantry Battalion, Merris (France), GSW (abdomen)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Son of John Wollard and Catherine PAYNE

Awarded the Military Cross ( (;

"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  He gallantly led a patrol forward under very heavy fire, and eventually when the patrol was driven back by a very strong opposition, he remained behind and carried in a badly wounded man."