Pte
Laurence Daniel Found

Informations sur naissance

Année de naissance:
1891
Lieu de naissance:
Lubeck, Victoria, Australia

Informations générales

Profession:
Farm Labourer

Informations service militaire

Pays:
Australia
Force armée:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Private
Numéro de service:
1827
Incorporation date:
06/05/1916
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Unités:
 —  Australian Infantry, 39th Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

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

Cimetière

St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
Parcelle: III
Rangée: O
Tombe: 5B

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Médaille
Victory Medal
Médaille

Points d'intérêt 1

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Mon histoire

Private Laurence Daniel Found worked as labourer in his hometown Lubeck when he enlisted on 6 May 1916 in Ballarat, Vic. at the age of 25. Together with his younger brother Neal, he served in the 39th Battalion A.I.F., part of the 10th Australian Brigade, 3th Australian Division.

On 12 October 1917 his battalion took part in the First Battle of Passchendaele, a phase in the Battle of Passchendaele. Throughout the assembly, attack and consolidation they were heavily shelled. Men were ordered to keep going forward but were held up by snipers and machine gun fire. They had to dig in on a line on the south border of Augustus Wood to Waterfields.

During these events, Laurence Daniel Found was wounded. His brother Neal
was killed. Lawrence suffered a gunshot wound to the head, which caused a depressed fracture to
his skull. Severely wounded he was taken to a Casualty Clearing Station and from there 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 Battalion 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.

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