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Percival JAMES

Regimental number40A
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCommercial traveller
AddressBallarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, R James, 771 Skipton Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Previous military service19th ALH
Enlistment date31 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNo 1 Australian General Hospital
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollStaff Sergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps Details
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'He did very good work on 11th April, 1917, in the fighting near BULLECOURT. When the R.M.O. was killed by a shell which fell in the Battalion Headquarters, he immediately took charge, and although the R.A.P. was continually under shell fire he coolly continued to bandage the wounded who were coming in in large numbers and all were quickly attended to.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

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