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Percy Charles BLEWETT

Regimental number3691
Date of birth9 April 1894
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolPulteney Street School, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address17 Rose Terrace, Wayville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, N C Blewett, 17 Rose Terrace, Wayville, South Australia
Enlistment date14 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Malwa on 2 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 12 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 30 June 1918
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a counter attack. When his company commander was killed, he took charge of the company and led it forward brilliantly, showing good leadership.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Discharge date7 April 1919
Other details

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal. Wounded, Villers-Bretonneux, 24 April 1918; invalided to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth. Arrived back in Australia, 1 September 1918; discharged as medically unfit. Extract of a letter received from General Birdwood, 10 May 1918, reads: 'I write to congratulate you most heartily on the award of the Military Cross in recognition of your conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during our counter attack near Dernancourt, on the night of the 5th April. When your company commander was killed early in the attack, you took charge of the company and led it forward with great skill and determination. You at once consoloidated the line gained and maintained your position.'

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