• Lawrence William O'Rourke

Army / Flying Corps
  • 26th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 7th Brigade
  • Private

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  • 1914–1915 Star
  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Enlistment - WW1

    Claremont / Main Rd, Claremont TAS 7011, Australia

  • Birth

    Lebrina, TAS, Australia

Stories and comments
    • AWM
    • Posted by owencook, Saturday, 13 June 2020

    Service number 1157 Rank Private Unit 26th Australian Infantry Battalion Service Australian Imperial Force Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918 Conflict Eligibility Date First World War, 1914-1921 Date of Death 29 July 1916 Place of Death France Place of Association Lebrina, Tasmania, Australia Cemetery or Memorial Details Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France Source AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army

      • owencook
      • Saturday, 13 June 2020

      An original D Coy member, he was killed in the first assault on Pozieres by the 26th Bn. He has no known grave and is commemorated at Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France

    • The men of D Company 26th Battalion
    • Posted by jaydsydaus121, Wednesday, 17 November 2021

    Examiner (Launceston, Tas), Saturday 14 October 1916, page 9 Tasmanian Casualties. The sad intelligence of the death of Private L. O'Rourke, of Lebrina, was received on Wednesday. Private O'Rourke was one of three sons of Mr. A. J. O'Rourke to enlist. Examiner (Launceston, Tas), Friday 24 November 1916, page 6 TASMANIAN CASUALTIES Signaller H. C. Jenkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Jenkins, Lower Turners Marsh, (and whose father is also on active service with the Mining Corps), was killed in action on April 29. His sister has received a letter from Private L. W. O'Rourke explaining that Private Jenkins was killed while laying a new telephone line from headquarters to one of the companies. During a very heavy bombardment the party sheltered in a trench, into which a shell dropped, Private Jenkins was killed instantaneously, and was buried in a little cemetery just behind the lines. Eleven days after-wards Private O'Rourke was killed. Sergeant T. Weller, writing to Miss Jenkins, refers to her late brother as "a good comrade, a good fighter, and a splendid worker."

    • AWM NAA Gary Parsons 26th Bn. researcher.
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Saturday, 22 January 2022

    Lebrina, Tasmania. (Red Cross K.I.A. 29/07/16 No burial report. No Trace Germany) (N.A.A. – Orginally allocated 1164 26th Bn 29/07/16 K.I.A. France)

    • Private Lawrence William O'Rourke DEATH 29 Jul 1916 AWM NAA Gary Parsons 26th Bn. researcher.
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Saturday, 22 January 2022

    Private Lawrence William O'Rourke BIRTH unknown DEATH 29 Jul 1916 MEMORIAL SITE* Villers-Bretonneux Memorial Villers-Bretonneux, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France

     Private Lawrence William O'Rourke DEATH	29 Jul 1916