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Percy Thomas Hercules McNAMARA

Regimental number25
Date of birth8 December 1886
Place of birthNewtown, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCook
Address208 Goulburn Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 6.25"
Weight141 lbs
Next of kinKate Rich, 208 Goulburn Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Head-Quarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1916
Discharge date14 November 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HS 'Kanowna', 11 May 1916 (nervous debility after shock); disembarked Sydney, 15 June 1916; discharged (medically unfit: neurasthenia), Sydney, 14 November 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsThird given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Henry.
SourcesNAA: B2455, McNAMARA Percy Thomas Hercules

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