|Date of birth|
|Address||James Street, Guildford, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Father, Fred Piercy, James Street, Guildford, Western Australia|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Lance Corporal|
|Unit name||11th Battalion, C Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/28/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||Commissioned|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||11th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
* 'Work near Morcourt on 8 August 1918.'
Bar to Military Cross (Altered from Companion of the Distinguished Service Order)
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in charge of the forward party in a raid. He successfully performed the all important task of destroying the enemy's wire with Bagalore torpedoes, and then led his party forward and established two blocks in an enemy communication trench, personally killing several of the enemy who offered resistance. When the order came to retire he satisfied himself that no wounded had been left behind, and used his men to cover the retirement of the remainder of the raiding party. His fine courage and leadership did much to insure the success of the raid.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Bar to Military Cross
'For conspicuous gallantry and cool leadership during the operations on 8th August 1918, between Morcourt and Mericourt-sur-Somme. In spite of artillery fire at close range, he personally inspected the ground and obtained cover for his men, thereby saving many casualties. He then led his company in a most skilful and daring manner to the limits of the objectives, where he was badly wounded, but remained to superintend the work of consolidation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
|Other details||Medals: Military Cross, Bar to Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|