NAME: LAPWORTH, James Ernest
SERVICE NO: 2371
UNIT: 26th Battalion
PLACE OF BIRTH: Brisbane, Queensland
DATE ENLISTED: 5/8/1915
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT: Troops A69
OCCUPATION ON ENLISTMENT: Professional Footrunner
DATE OF DEATH: 25/6/1981
PLACE OF BURIAL: Mt Gravatt, Queensland
PERIOD AT KYOOMBA: 1925
NOTES: Wounded in action. Received GSW neck 24/7/1916. Suffered gunshot wound left hand 30/10/1917.
NAA File: James Ernest LAPWORTH
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James Ernest LAPWORTH
To Officer in Charge of Base Records.
May 30th, 21
I was Recommended for a Military Medal also a Foreign Medal about July and August 1918. I was then sent back to Australia and heard no more about it until the other day, and I met a Sergeant and a couple of mates, they were on Parade when it was read out, that I was to receive a Croix-de-Guerre, so I thought you might be able to let me know whether it is all right, if so, I would be very glad if you would forward the same on to me at the address which I will put down. Thanking you for any trouble which it will put you to.
Pt. James E. Lapworth
C Coy 12th Battalion AIF
Late 26th Batt
It was discovered on page 14 of JE Lapworth’s NAA File that he had been recommended for the Medaille Militaire in June 1918. The recomendation did not eventuate.