Year of death: 1917
Date of birth: 1888
Date of death: 31/7/1917
Place of death: Belgium
Service number: 49888
Regiment: Kings Liverpool Regiment
Cemetery location: Section N
Menin Gate Memorial
Gladstone Road School Memorial
Oliver’s Mount War Memorial
Lawrence was born in Scarborough, son of William, a gardener in Dean Road and Manor Road Cemetery, and Hannah, of 39 Prospect Road.
At the age of 14 Lawrence left Gladstone Road School to become an errand boy. He enlisted in the army in 1907 and served in India. In 1905 he took part in the East Africa campaign and after contracting dysentery he returned to Britain where he had a non combatant role. He returned to active service in 1917 when he was posted to Ypres. The Scarborough Mercury reported on 7/9/1917:-
“After six weeks in France – Official notification has been received at Cemetery Cottage, Manor Road, that Sergeant L. Mooring, King’s Liverpool Regiment, was killed in action in France recently. Sergeant Mooring, who was in the regular army serving in India at the time of the outbreak of war, was afterwards sent to East Africa, where he served in the campaign. Returning to England, he was detailed for home service on account of his health, but by his own persistency he was accepted for service in France, where as stated he has given his life for his country. Deceased was the son of Mr. W. Mooring, who has been for over forty years engaged at the Scarborough Cemetery”
Fought in Africa. Fell in action in Belgium.