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Percy Charles MARSHALL

Regimental number380
Place of birthMacquarie Plains Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressMacquarie Plains, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, R Marshall, Macquarie Plains, Tasmania
Previous military service93rd Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date17 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 4, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/9/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 19 September 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll380D
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919

Military Medal

'At WESTHOEK RIDGE near YPRES on the 20th September, 1917, though wounded in the shoulder by shrapnel he fired his gun in heavy shell fire as the Gun's crews were depleted by casualties. After the action when reporting to the aid post he was evacuated immediately.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal, Military Medal

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