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Percival Roy PENGLASE

Regimental number2230
Place of birthStratford, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressJeparit, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 8.25"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eliza Ann Penglase, Jeparit, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 April 1916
Place of enlistmentHorsham, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name60th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/77/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialMericourt L'Abbe Communal Cemetery (Plot III, Row F, Grave No. 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
170
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Ann PENGLASE, Haddon, Ballarat, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1025 Pte Albert Ernest PENGLASE, 24th Bn, returned to Australia, 28 March 1919; 2379 Driver Arthur Tonkin PENGLASE, 4th Division Train, returned to Australia, 4 July 1919;
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 1 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 14 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 6 December 1916; taken on strength, 60th Bn, in the field, 14 January 1917.

Admitted to 5th Division Rest Station, 24 March 1917 (influenza); transferred to 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing station, 2 april 1917; to Ambulance Train, 5 April 1917, and admitted to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 6 April 1917; transferred to 2nd Convalescent Depot, 9 April 1917; discharged to 5th Australian division Base Depot, Etaples, 8 May 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 14 May 1917.

Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, 25 September 1917 (shrapnel wound, contused back), and transferred to 5th Division Rest Station; discharged to duty, 29 September 1917; rejoined 60th Bn, 1 October 1917.

Admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 11 January 1918 (scabies), and transferred to 5th Division Rest Station, and thenc to 25th General Hospital; discharged to duty, 29 January 1918; marched in to Intermediate Base Depot, 3 February 1918.

Admitted to 39th General Hospital, 6 February 1918 (not yet diagnosed); discharged to duty, 10 March 1918 (impetigo); rejoined Bn, in the field, 26 March 1918.

Found guilty, 5 April 1918, of when on Active Service being absent withiout leave from 5 am, 29 March, until surrendering himself to the Military Police at 5.25 pm, 1 April: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited a total of 14 days' pay.

Admitted to 14th Australian field Ambulance, 26 April 1918 (not yet diagnosed); discharged to duty, and rejoined Bn, 27 April 1918.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PENGLASE Percival Roy

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