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Percy Francis O'DOWD

Regimental number7055
Place of birthCoolgardie Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address2 Somerset Place, Windsor, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinWife, Mrs D F O'Dowd, 2 Somerset Place, Windsor, Victoria
Enlistment date3 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 January 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Hebuterue on 27th and 29th March 1918. When identification was urgently needed he went forward with an officer and assisted to capture an enemy sentry 'under the very nose of the enemy'. In the bombing attack on 29th March 1018 he showed exceptional dash and bravery acting as first thrower and though greatly handicapped in supply carried on with considerable success until he was badly wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 1
Date: 2 January 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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