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Percy Edwin HAMBLY

Regimental number7015
Place of birthKew Victoria
OccupationPrinter's overseer
AddressGrosvenor, Mitford Street, St. Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs T M Hambly, Grosvenor, Mitford Street, St. Kilda, Victoria
Enlistment date1 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Displayed great bravery and coolness in rescuing a wounded comrade under heavy fire. (East of Ypres)'
Recommendation date: 5 November 1917

FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919

Military Medal

'Near ZONNEBEKE on 25th October, 1917 L/Cpl. HAMBLY displayed great bravery and coolness in rescuing a wounded comrade. This N..C.O. was on night patrol and out approximately 1000 yards from Battalion front line posts when his patrol suddenly came under heavy rifle fire from an enemy post L/Cpl. HAMBLY went to the assistance of a wounded comrade and at the greatest personal risk led and carried his comrade over marshy ground and shell holes back to safety. His action undoubtedly saved his comrade from being captured by the enemy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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