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Percival John HANNEYSEE

Regimental number7072
Place of birthCairns, Queensland
SchoolState School, Cairns, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressCairns, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 9"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, W.J. Hanneysee, Babinda via Cairns, Queensland
Previous military serviceCadets (5 years); Citizen Forces (8 months)
Enlistment date9 October 1917
Place of enlistmentCairns, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Canberra on 16 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, 1918, France
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialCrucifix Corner Cemetery (Plot VII, Row D, Grave No. 2), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Isabel HANNEYSEE, The Crown Hotel, Cairns, Queensland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 16 November 1917; disembarked Suez, Egypt, 21 December 1917.

Admitted to Government Hospital, Suez, 1 January 1918 (mumps); discharged, 16 January 1918, and marched into Australian Camp, Suez, the same day.

Transferred to Alexandria, 22 January 1918.

Embarked Alexandria, 29 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 4 February 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, 16 February 1918; marched into 5th Training Bn, Fovant, 17 February 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 23 April 1918; marched into New Zealand Infantry and General Base Depot, Etaples, 24 April 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 26 April 1918; taken on strength of 25th Bn, in the field, 6 May 1918.

Killed in action, 4 July 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HANNEYSEE Percival John

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