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Percy Talbot GRIGGS

Regimental number121
Place of birthNarrandera New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPlumber
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMrs E Griggs, 'Newtown', Narrandera, New South Wales
Previous military service44th Infantry
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Croix de Guerre


Recommendation date: 21 December 1917

FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918
Medals

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Military Medal

'For continued gallant and valuable services throughout the period 25th February 1918 to 16th September 1918. During the operations from 8th August till 1st September 1918., this N.C.O. has consistently shown a fine example to his men under heavy fire. His devotion to duty and resource have been of great value throughout these operations, especially on the morning of 1st September, during the advance and attack on PERONNE. It was due to this N.C.O's efforts and his direction that a foot bridge was established across the moat at PERONNE which enabled Infantry and Stretcher bearers to get in and out of the town.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, Croix de Guerre, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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