Pte Found Laurence Daniel

  • Année de naissance: 1891
  • Lieu de naissance: Lubeck, Victoria, Australia
  • Date de décès: 23/10/1917
  • Lieu de décès: No.11 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, Seine-Inférieure, France
  • Cause du décès: Died of wounds (D.O.W.)
  • Âge: 26
  • Profession: Farm Labourer
  • Pays: Australia
  • Rang: Private
  • Numéro de service: 1827
  • Incorporation date: 06/05/1916
  • Incorporation nom de lieu: Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
  • Dernière unité connue: Australian Infantry, 39th Bn.
  • Force armée: Australian Imperial Force


Complément d'informations

Private Laurence Daniel worked as labourer in his hometown when he enlisted on 06th May 1916
in Ballarat, Vic. at the age of 25.
He served in the 39th Battalion (part of the 3th Division, 10th Brigade) of the AIF, together with his
younger brother Neal.
Around 4 o’clock in the morning of 12th October 1917 the 39th Battalion arrived at the point of assembly wich was reached with only very slight casualties.
Just prior to the arrival at that point the Germans shelled them heavely and continued to do so during the operations and also while they were holding the consolidated Line.
About 8 a.m. some men were bunched together behind pillboxes and did not know what to do as
they had no officer with them. Forward troops were held up by snipers and machine gun fire.
The 10th Brigade was ordered then to dig in on the present line running from the junction of the
railway line with the road, thence to S.E. corner of August wood, thence along southern edge of
Wood to cross roads near Waterfields.
The brigade was relieved in the evening of 13th October 1917.
During these events, Laurence Daniel Found was wounded during the same action in which Neal
was killed. Lawrence suffered a gunshot wound to the head, which caused a depressed fracture to
his skull. Gravely ill, he was taken to the 11th Stationary Hospital near Rouen, France where he passed away 11 days after his brother, on the 23 October 1917. Lawrence is buried in the St Sever Cemetery Extension at Rouen in France, block P, plot III, row O, grave 5B
.A third and older brother, Private Albert Found, 8th Light Horse Regiment, married with two children, was returned to Australia a month after the death of his brothers, suffering from debility and
heart trouble.