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Percy McIVOR

Regimental number749
Place of birthTragowel Victoria
Other NamesMM
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressTragowel, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, F McIvor, Tragowel, Victoria
Enlistment date20 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work at Armentieres on 26-27 February 1917.'
Recommendation date: 4 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 27 July 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)38th Bn
Medals

Military Medal

'At ARMENTIERES on the night 26th/27th February, 1917, on the occasion of a raid by a Composite Battalion of his Brigade on the enemy trenches, he acted as one of the leading scouts in the first party of his Company. In approaching the enemy's front line all the members of his party but himself were wounded, and he himself was bombed by the enemy. He jumped into the enemy trench, shot down a German bomber, and lead his Company in. He subsequently showed great courage and devotion to duty during the operation. Strength of raiding party - 21 Officers, 804 other ranks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 October 1995
Age at death101
Place of burialEchuca Cemetery, Victoria

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