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Percy Harold LAING

Regimental number5946
Place of birthDunedin, New Zealand
SchoolDunedin Public School and Ellerslie Public School, New Zealand
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCab driver
Address31 Caroline Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Teresa May Laing, 266 Cardigan Street, Carlton, Victoria
Enlistment date31 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularSon of one of the best known jockey and horse trainers in NZ.
FateReturned to Australia 25 November 1917
Place of death or woundingNo 11 Hospital Caulfield Inc
Age at death42
Age at death from cemetery records42
Place of burialBrighton Cemetery (Portion Church of England, Plot Compt, Grave No. 322), Victoria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
102

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