LAWRENCE George Douglas

 
ORIGINAL AVENUE OF HONOUR NAME PLATE C.1929
Service number Unknown

On the 23rdMay 1917 returned unsuitable for service. Discharged on the 31stJuly 1917.

George attended Melbourne University. Once a qualified solicitor he was employed at 327 Collins Street, Melbourne. He was married to Johanne Bertha Gunnersen and they had five children.

The Argus (11thFebruary 1938)

“Senate Vacancy.

Sir- Your explanation of the difficulties involved in choosing a senator to replace the late Mr John Barnes should satisfy “Taxpayers” and others. If the State Houses selected a successor surely an election could be avoided by calling for nominations and only one nomination being made, namely, the candidate selected by the State Houses.

Respect for Mr Barnes, combined with the certainty of election of a candidate supported by both State Houses, should prevent any contest and the waste of taxpayers’ money

Yours

G D Lawrence, Camberwell.”

After Johanne passed away in 1938, George known as Douglas remarried Margaret Rubina Sherren in 1955. (Death Registration; Ruby Margaret Lawrence No 2030 1976).

George continued to live in the Camberwell district his entire life, the reason for his inclusion on Ada’s list is unknown, a possibility is that he may have been an Armytage family solicitor.

Died on the 21st April 1960 at Camberwell, Victoria.

Cremated on the 23rd April 1960 at Springvale Botanical Cemetery.

Name LAWRENCE, George Douglas
Service Number Unknown
Rank Captain
Roll 8 Field Artillery Brigade (May 1916)
Conflict First World War 1914-1918
Embarked 20thMay 1916
City Melbourne
Ship HMAT Medic A7
Age 36 years
Birth Place 22ndApril 1880, Launceston, Tasmania
Father Octavius Vernon Lawrence, 13 Grandview Grove, Hawthorn, Victoria
Mother Jessie (Bernard) Lawrence
Religion Church of England
Occupation Solicitor
Residence 13 Kasouka Road, Camberwell, Victoria
Enlisted 1stApril 1916
Height Unknown
Complexion Unknown