Lawrence Whistler STREET


STREET, Lawrence Whistler

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 14 September 1914
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 3rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, NSW, 9 June 1893
Home Town: Darlinghurst, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Sydney Grammar School, Sydney University
Occupation: Judge's Associate
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 23 May 1915, aged 21 years
Cemetery: 4th Battalion Parade Ground Cemetery
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Memorials: Darlinghurst St John's Anglican Church Honour Board, St Martins Hawksburn HB, Sydney Grammar School WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

14 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 3rd Infantry Battalion
20 Oct 1914: Involvement 3rd Infantry Battalion
20 Oct 1914: Embarked 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of The Honourable Mr. Justice Philip and Belinda Maud STREET, Judges Chambers, Supreme Court, Sydney, New South Wales

The news of the death while in action at Gallipoli of Lieutenant Laurence Whistler Street, second son of his Honor Mr. Justice Street, of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, was received with deep regret in Sydney, particularly by the Bench and members of the Legal profession, to many of whom he was personally well known. Lieutenant Street was 21 years of age, and was an officer of the 3rd Battalion of the 1st Infantry Brigade. His early education was carried out at the Sydney Grammar School, where he passed about seven years. In 1911 he entered the Sydney University, and became a resident student of St. Paul's College, taking his B.A. degree in March, 1914. Subsequently, he entered as a student at law, and became associate to his father. He volunteered for active service in August last, and was therefore among the first to show his patriotic spirit in that way. The late Lieutenant Street, who was very popular, was an enthusiastic supporter of all kinds of athletic sports, and was well-known in rowing, circles. Many sympathetic messages in respect of the death of his son have been received by Mr. Justice Street.