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Private Robert Laurie : June 2014
Private Robert Laurie : June 2014

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

Memorial commemorates Private Robert Burns Laurie who was killed in France during World War One.

Monument characteristics :

A small wrought iron gate-like structure with an embossed metal shield at the top, set at the foot of a small garden in the park, to the east of the main war memorial. An explanatory notice is on a post immediately adjacent to the memorial.


Address:Bold Street, Laurie Memorial Park, Laurieton, 2443
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.646815
Long: 152.796628
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event STart Date:12-June-1917
Actual Event End Date:12-June-1917


Front Inscription

1914 - 19 [1st badge]
36th Batl 9th Brigade AIF.

Hail and Farewell,
All honour give,
To those who,  Nobly striving, Nobly fell,
That we might live.

In Honoured Memory of
Who died from wounds received at
The Battle of Messines, June 12th 1917.
Aged 20 years & 9 months.
Interred at "Trois Arbres" France.


Inscription in Proximity

Robert Burns Laurie,
2347 Private, 36th
Infantry Battalion, AIF
The town of Laurieton originally known as Peach Grove was renamed Laurie Town, then shortened to Laurieton. The town was named after Joseph Laurie one of the original settlers and business owner of the area. The studio portraits shown are of Robert Laurie, son of Joseph and Jane Laurie of Laurieton NSW. A shop assistant before enlisting in May 1916, Pte Laurie left Australia for England with the 4th Reinforcements in October 1916 and arrived in France for service on the Western front in March 1917.
Pte Laurie was severely wounded during the 3rd Divisions attack on Messines Ridge on 10 June 1917 and was evacuated to the 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station at Steenwerck, France, where he died of wounds at the age of 20. He is buried at 297 Trois-Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, France.



Source: NRWM, MA
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