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Havelock Bramwell Leonard Lawrenson

Informationen zu Geburt

Geburtsjahr:
1892
Geburtsort:
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Allgemeine Informationen

Beruf:
Telegraphist

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
Australia
Truppe:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Private
Dienstnummer:
3545
Einberufung datum:
24/09/1915
Einheiten:
 —  Australian Divisional Signal Company, 1st Coy.  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
04/10/1917
Sterbeort:
Retaliation Farm, Belgien
Todesursache:
Im Kampf gefallen
Alter:
25

Begräbnisplatz

Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood
Grabstelle: XVIII
Reihe: C
Grab: 14

Auszeichnungen und Orden 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Zusätzliche Informationen

Private Havelock Bramwell Leonard Lawrenson served in the 2nd Australian Divisional Signal Company Royal Engineers. This company was responsible for the communication during the battles.
On the 4th of October 1917, the 2nd Australian Divisional Signal Company participated in the Battle of Broodseinde Ridge, which was a phase in the Third Battle of Ypres. According to the war diary of the 2nd Division, its task on that day was to maintain inter-communication within the divisional area. The movements of the 2nd Australian Division Signal Company are not well documented, so it is difficult to say in which circumstances Private Lawrenson died.
It remains a fact, however, that he was killed in action on the 4th of October 1917. His remains were found near Retaliation Farm. Several witnesses in his Red Cross Wounded and Missing File state that he was hit by a shell and died instantaneously. One of those witnesses further claims that Private Lawrenson was at that time on a mission to relieve an amplify and power buzzer station. His remains were exhumed after the war and reinterred in Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood.

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