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Percy John GREENWOOD

Regimental number3115
Place of birthTunbridge Wells, Kent, England
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPrinters' mechanic
AddressAinslie Road, North Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 11"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Kezra Greenwood, Ainslie Road, North Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 August 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 18 January 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3115A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 5), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
120
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Kezia GREENWOOD
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 18 January 1916; disembarked Alexandria, 16 February 1916.

Taken on strength, 32nd Bn, Duntroon Plateua, 6 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Missing, 20 July 1916.

German report, 2 August 1916: 'austr. Sold. Greenwood, P. Erk.Mrk. 3115, 32. Bn. am 19.7.16 in Gegen Fromelles gefallen.'

Statement, Red Cross File No 1210904, 3116 Pte H.C. GRIEVES, 32nd Bn (patient, No 2 General Hospital, Havre), 19 November 1916: 'He has been reported in the battalion orders as being killed. His body was not recovered.'

Note on file: 'the above name appeared on German death list dated 4-11-16.'

Note on file: 'Disc received from Germany and forwarded to N/K 20.6.17.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GREENWOOD Percy John
Red Cross file 1210904

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