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Lawrence Clervaux Chaytor

  • Service number
    WWI 7/180 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Lawrence Clerveaux AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Portrait of Major Lawrence Clervaux Chaytor, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 3 / F1249 1. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Major Lawrence Clervaux Chaytor, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 3 / F1249 1. Image is …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Lawrence Clervaux AWMM
  • Surname
    Chaytor AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Lawrence Clerveaux AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 7/180 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 August 1892 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Marshlands, Marlborough, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    John Clervaux Chaytor (father), Spring Creek, Marshlands, Blenheim, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 7/180 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Victory Medal AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Military Cross (MC) AWMM
      London Gazette 26 November 1917, p12322 Citation, London Gazette 6 April 1918, p4240 Citation, London Gazette 6 April 1918, p4240 'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in an attack. He led his machine guns forward through a heavy barrage, choosing their positions with great skill. By his sound judgment under fire he got his guns quickly into action and saved his teams many casualties. He set a splendid example of courage to his men.' AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

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  • Admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, 23 September 1915 (enteric); transferred to NZ Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch, 24 January 1916; not allowed to leave England on strength of NZ Command Depot; assisting in its management; left Depot for return to Active Service, 14 June 1916.
    Taken on strength, No 1 Company, NZ Machine Gun Corps, 23 July 1916.

    Promoted Captain, 1 January 1917.

    Granted 3 weeks' sick leave to England, 27 May 1918 (debility).
    Wounded in action, 22 August 1918 (gun shot wound, hand: slight); admitted to 2nd Stationary Hospital, Abbeville; transferred to Base Depot, 31 August 1918.

    Commenced return to New Zealand on board 'Tofua', 18 April 1919; discharged, 29 July 1919.
    Total war service: 4 years 348 days (of which 4 years 249 days were abroad) AWMM
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About death

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  • External links
  • References
    • McDonald, W. (2013). Honours and Awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918. (3rd ed.). Hamilton, N.Z.: Richard Stowers. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 122 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Powles, C.G. (Ed). (1928). History of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles 1914-19. Auckland, N.Z.: Whitcombe & Tombs. AWMM


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