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Lalor, Peter (1914–1943)

Advice was received this week by Mrs Lalor, of Melbourne, that her son, Peter, who enlisted at the outbreak of war in the King's Royal Rifle Corps, was killed in action on September 11.

Mrs Lalor is the widow of Capt J. P. Lalor, an officer of the Australian Permanent Forces, who was killed at the Gallipoli landing while leading his company of the 12th Battalion, AIF. Their only son, Peter, a great-grandson of Peter Lalor of Eureka Stockade fame, was educated at Xavier College, Melbourne, and Melbourne University, and he received his early military training as a member of the Melbourne University Rifles. In England for several years before 1939, he joined up when war was declared, and saw special commando service before taking part in the campaign in North Africa. In recent months he had been trained in the middle East, and passed the tests f0r service with paratroops.

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'Lalor, Peter (1914–1943)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/lalor-peter-15212/text26413, accessed 25 May 2019.

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