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Hugh Henry Percival PRESCOTT

Regimental number1757
Place of birthCaulfield, Victoria
SchoolBeremboke State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressLoch Valley via Neerim North, Gippsland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 11.5"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr Thomas Prescott, Loch Valley via Neerim North, Gippsland, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 February 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name57th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/74/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialAubers Ridge British Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 9), Aubers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
168
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Annie Cameron PRESCOTT. Native of Loch Valley, Noojee, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2751 Sergeant William PRESCOTT DCM, 14th Bn, returned to Australia, 31 March 1919; Uncle: [1710] Major Percy Charles Herbert BLACK DSO, DCM, Croix de Guerre, 6th Bn, killed in action, 11 April 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 59th Bn, Ferry Post, 24 May 1916

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presume Buried In No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PRESCOTT Hugh Henry Percival

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