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Percival Thomas GREGORY

Regimental number4449
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionCongregational
OccupationPlumber
Address8 Hickford Street, Brunswick, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Thomas Gregory, 8 Hickford Street, Brunswick, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 29 December 1918

FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations near Estrees, on 3 and 4 October, 1918. He was in charge of the Pioneer Section during the attack, and volunteered to carry stores, ammunition, and bombs to the forward posts. It was due to his example under heavy fire that the necessary material and ammunition was got forward in time for the successful attack.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

Date of death9 April 1964
Place of burialCheltenham Memorial Park Cemetery

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