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Percival John READ

Regimental number1966
Place of birthWidgee Creek, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBeaudesert, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 9.5"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinFather, Henry Thomas Read, Widgee Creek, Beaudesert, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 January 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name52nd Battalion 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/69/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Mcgillivray on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 January 1918
Date of death10 July 1919
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialSouth Brisbane Cemetery (Portion Church of England, Plot 8 B/268), Queensland
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Lelitia READ. Native of Widgee Creek, Queensland. Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, Queensland.
Discharge date25 April 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1648 Corporal Robert Henry READ, 11th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 1 May 1919; Cousins: 2nd Lt Samuel John HILL, 47th Bn, killed in action, 18 September 1918; 4783 Corporal John Lorimer STEPHENS, 26th Bn, killed in action, 3 May 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Euripides', 30 January 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 11 February 1918, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged 25 April 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 July 1919
SourcesNAA: B2455, READ Percival John

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