Roll of Honour Laurie Alexander Child

Service number VX39743
Rank Private
Unit 2/21st Australian Infantry Battalion
Service Australian Army
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945
Conflict Eligibility Date Second World War, 1939-1947
Date of Death 06 February 1942
Place of Death Ambon, Netherlands East Indies
Cause of Death Execution
Cemetery or Memorial Details Ambon War Cemetery, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia
Source AWM147 Roll of Honour cards, 1939-1945 War, 2nd AIF (Australian Imperial Force) and CMF (Citizen Military Force)

Location on the Roll of Honour

Laurie Alexander Child's name is located at panel 46 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial (as indicated by the poppy on the plan).


Personal Service Records

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War Graves

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Roll of Honour name projection

Laurie Alexander Child's name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory on:

  • Tue 13 June 2023 at 3:13am
  • Fri 08 September 2023 at 7:17pm
  • Tue 19 December 2023 at 3:27am
  • Sun 31 March 2024 at 10:20pm

These dates and times are estimates. Please note that previous advised times on this site have recently been changed to ensure that early evening projections are clearly visible and not affected by twilight. The actual time of projection could also change as a result of weather and other factors, so it is advisable to check closer to the date. In the rare event of a temporary loss of electrical power, the names scheduled for display in that period will not appear until the next time listed.