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Percy David HAZZARD

Regimental number745
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPacker
AddressSturt Street, Essendon, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Charlotte Hazzard, Salter Street, Essendon, Victoria
Enlistment date1 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name37th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 3 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll37th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'On the night 3rd/4th May, 1918, at VILLE SUR ANCRE near ALBERT for conspicuous gallantry and leadership in action. This N.C.O. was in charge of portion of a fighting patrol which had for it, subject the capture of an enemy post. On reaching a point about 50 yards from the post the patrol was discovered by the enemy, who opened fire from the post. Regardless of all personal danger this N.C.O. led his party with great dash from the left flank and rushed the post, the occupants of which were captured. In arriving at the trench Sergeant HAZZARD was wounded by the explosion of any enemy grenade. The success of the enterprise was largely due to the initiative and determination shown by this N.C.O.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 January 1964

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