The AIF Project

Percy Flinders LUCAS

Regimental number1600
Date of birth--/10/1887
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationElectrical engineer
Address15 Woolcott Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Walker, 15 Woolcott Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name18th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF32
Promotion date: 1 September 1917


Unit: INF32
Promotion date: 4 March 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

'Work at Morcourt Valley on 8 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 11 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and determination. He was guiding the battalion in an advance when the leading company was thrown forward to fill a gap of 300 yards and to clear a wood. He took control of the left platoons, and, owing to his good leadership and initiative the wood was surrounded and 100 prisoners were captured.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 September 1960

Print format    

© The AIF Project 2024, UNSW Canberra. Not to be reproduced without permission.