LAURENCE WHISTLER STREET

in College 1911-13; son of Philip Whistler Street, Supreme Court judge, and Belinda Street; at school at Sydney Grammar; BA.

Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, AIF; killed in action at Gallipoli, 19 May 1915, aged 21.

From The Pauline, on his leaving College.

 L.W. Street, Treasurer of The Pauline 1913 (??). Represented the College in rowing, cricket and football. Good old broad-beamed Larry. A veritable Apollo Belvedere with all the sun god’s joie de vivre. He had a way with him that we have never yet found a sausage able to resist, and his mendacity made him formidable on the golf links to a trustful opponent. His fine baritone voice which for three years led the College Choir is sadly missed, as is his pathetic rendering of “Daddy’s Letter,” which quite masked the taste of coffee.

[“Daddy’s Letter” was a music hall song, new in 1909 and often sung by children at local concerts.]

There is an obituary and photograph in Hermes, the Univertsity magazine, May 1917, pp. 32-3.