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Percy Otley LAND

Regimental number1925
Date of birth22 August 1896
Place of birthAyr, Queensland
SchoolAyr State School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRita Island, Ayr, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sybil Julia Land, Rita Island, Ayr, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the 27th Australian Light Horse; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name52nd Battalion 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/69/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Mcgillivray on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Train
FateReturned to Australia 23 June 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1926 Pte Sydney James LAND, 52nd Bn, killed in action, 7 June 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II (AMF: discharged as Warrant Officer).
Miscellaneous detailsAddress incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Riba Island.
Date of death16 May 1970
Age at death73
Place of burialCremated: Mt Thompson Crematorium, Brisbane, Queensland

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