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Laurence Daniel Found

Informatie over geboorte

Geboortejaar:
1891
Geboorteplaats:
Lubeck, Victoria, Australië

Algemene Informatie

Beroep:
Landarbeider

Informatie legerdienst

Land:
Australië
Strijdmacht:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Private
Service nummer:
1827
Dienstneming datum:
06/05/1916
Dienstneming plaats:
Ballarat, Victoria, Australië
Eenheden:
 —  Australian Infantry, 39th Bn.  (Laatst gekende eenheid)

Informatie over overlijden

Datum van overlijden:
23/10/1917
Plaats van overlijden:
No.11 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, Seine-Inférieure, Frankrijk
Doodsoorzaak:
Died of wounds (D.O.W.)
Leeftijd:
26

Begraafplaats

St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
Plot: III
Rij: O
Graf: 5B

Onderscheidingen en medailles 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

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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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