William Laurence

First Name: 
William
Last Name: 
Laurence
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, September 23, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Sergeant
Rank at Discharge: 
Sergeant
Unit: 
Australian Remount Unit
Company: 
Squadron 5
Service: 
Cavalry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

William Laurence (Service no 1331) was born in Hereford, England.

On his enlistment papers it states that William is married, 48 years of age, employed as a miner and resides in Thirroul, NSW. He listed his wife Rachael as next of kin and indicated that he had prior service with a British Unit for 17 years discharging with the rank of Corporal.

William embarked on HMAT A67 - Orsova as a Sergeant with the Australian Remount 2, Squadron 5 on 10 November 1915.   He arrived in Egypt in December and served until May 1916 when he was returned to Australia and discharged on 17 June 1916 due to his Unit being disbanded.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, LAURENCE WILLIAM

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