Surname Lawrence Forename(s) Thomas William World War 2 Serial No 25916 Rank Sergeant Address on enlistment 10 Toko Street, Rotorua, New Zealand Next of kin Mrs R.M. Lawrence (mother), 10 Toko Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
Submitted by Kusabs on Thu, 12/04/2018 - 17:19
Interested to know if this is the Tommy Lawrence who in the mid1950’s was head baker for Richardson Bakery that operated from premises at the lake end of Tutanekai Street Rotorua between Pukaki and Whakaue Streets.
In those days bread for the Rotorua district was supplied by two bakeries, Richardson and Clarke and residents could buy direct out of the ovens. Very easy to eat a whole loaf with plenty of butter without help from anyone else.
Unfortunatley didn’t take the opportunity at the time to find out more about Tommy and the part he played trying to contain the Africa Corp
2Lt Lawrence Tommy
Submitted by Kusabs on Sun, 03/11/2019 - 21:54
Checked on Thomas Lawerence in Wira Gardiner's Ake Ake and yes it is the same man.