Individual Record for: Richard Lawrence 'Laurie' O'Hara

Personal and Family Information

Richard Lawrence 'Laurie' O'Hara was born MAR 1913 in Toungoo, Burma. He died, but date and place are unknown. He was the son of Clarence Havelock O'Hara and Millicent Mary Mawson.

Richard Lawrence 'Laurie' O'Hara's wife was Anne Frances. They were married JUL 1946 in Maymyo, Burma. Their 4 known children were Angela O'Hara, Daphne O'Hara, John O'Hara and Michael O'Hara.

Ancestors Chart (3 generations)


Richard Lawrence 'Laurie' O'Hara


Clarence Havelock O'Hara


Richard Lawrence Huntley O'Hara


George O'Hara


Elizabeth Harper


Jane Mary Anne Bazley


Nicholas Bazely


Jane Mary Anne Leonard


Millicent Mary Mawson


William Proctor Mawson


Mary Simpson Carey



Baptism25 JUN 1913St John The Baptist Church, Toungoo, Burma
Immigration30 NOV 1947Rangoon, BurmaAustralia

Other Life Events

Occupation1946Maymyo, BurmaCaptain, No 4 H&E Centre


He left England for Burma on 17th September 1937 bound for Rangoon aboard the Yoma (Henderson Line), His address in England was c/o P Henderson so may have worked for them. (see BT27/1479/18)

A document called "Church Work in Upper Burma", describes the activities of the Anglican Church in Burma. He is mentioned in this document attached.

Laurie taught at Galena and Dowerin Lakes (1949-53); one teacher schools, then Christ Church Grammar School (1954-75). As church historian, he co-authored "A Goodly Heritage" Christ Church Claremont 1892-1992. see