Pte
Havelock Bramwell Leonard Lawrenson

Informations sur naissance

Année de naissance:
1892
Lieu de naissance:
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Informations générales

Profession:
Telegrafist

Informations service militaire

Pays:
Australia
Force armée:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Private
Numéro de service:
3545
Incorporation date:
24/09/1915
Unités:
 —  Australian Divisional Signal Company, 1st Coy.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
04/10/1917
Lieu de décès:
Retaliation Farm, Zonnebeke, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Âge:
25

Cimetière

Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood
Parcelle: XVIII
Rangée: C
Tombe: 14

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Médaille
Victory Medal
Médaille

Points d'intérêt 2

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 "Lieu de décès"

Mon histoire

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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