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Percy Edward NUTTALL

Regimental number611
Place of birthKyneton Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWindow dresser
AddressWarren Street, Kyneton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, W Nuttall, Warren Street, Kyneton, Victoria
Enlistment date26 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This officer led his platoon in a night attack on a nest of machine guns in the edge of a wood, five being captured. When the objective was reached, he was the only officer left with the company. He took charge and reorganized it, his example under heavy fire cheering and inspiring the men. The next day he discovered a party of the enemy with a machine gun forming up in some low ground. Getting a Lewis gun, he fired it himself, causing thirty casualties, and scattering them. Later, he inflicted a further fifteen casualties on the same party crossing a ridge. He was eventually wounded himself. He did splendid service.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

The Bronze Medal for Military Valour (Italy)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 August 1966

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