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William R. Loresini


39th Battalion

Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Distinguished Conduct Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Quercus Robur
  • Planted By: M. Hill
  • Plaque: 2186

Additional Info

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William Reuben Lorensini DCM was a farmer at Scotsburn, where he had been bor. He was 24 years old and married. On 1st March 1916 he enlisted and was sent to 39th Infantry Battalion, with his Regimental No. 154. He rose to the rank of Sergeant. He was awarded a Distinguished Conduct Medal for bravery. He transferred to the 10th Light Trench Mortar Battery. He was mortally wounded during the preparations for the Battle of St Quentin Canal and died on 28th September 1918. He is buried in Doingt Communal Cemetery, France.
Tree No. 2186

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour