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Francis Percy MURCUTT

Regimental number3412
Place of birthCowar Victoria
Other NamesMURCOTT
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address21 Lincoln Street, North Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinWife, Mrs R Murcutt, 14 Laity Street, Richmond, Victoria
Enlistment date3 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Surname spelled as MURCOTT on Nominal Roll.

Military Medal

'During the attack on BROODSEINDE RIDGE east of YPRES on 4th October, 1917, Pte. MURCOTT acted as Coy. Runner. During the advance he did splendid work fighting within and in front of the first line. Single handed he rushed a Machine Gun killing two of the enemy and capturing the remaining men of the team with the gun. He was wounded but remained at duty and ran despatches through thre heavy barrage at the rear and flanks until late in the day when he was again wounded and put out of action. He set a splendid example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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