Laurence Michael Francis STAPLETON

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STAPLETON, Laurence Michael Francis

Service Number: 4882
Enlisted: 28 October 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 15 October 1894
Home Town: Parkside, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Letter-carrier
Died: Killed in Action, France, 4 September 1916, aged 21 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

28 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
9 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4882, 10th Infantry Battalion, Pozières
9 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4882, 10th Infantry Battalion, RMS Mongolia, Adelaide
4 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4882, 50th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography

"THE LATE CPL. L. M. F. STAPLETON.

Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Stapleton, of 46 Fuller street, Parkside, have been notified that their youngest son, Cpl. Laurence M. F. Stapleton, was killed inaction in France on September 4. He enlisted in October, 1915, and embarked for Egypt on March 9 last. Prior to enlisting he was employed at the Unley Post Office. He was a member of the Sturt United Foot ball Club, and resided at Parkside, where he was highly respected." - from the Adelaide Register 06 Oct 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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