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Percy Mansfield RUDD

Regimental number2804
Place of birthSydney
Place of birthSurry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address67 Castlereagh Street, Redfern, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 6"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Rudd, 67 Castlereagh Street, Redfern, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 26th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row K, Grave No. 18), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Sarah RUDD, 67 Castlereagh Street, Redfern, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength of 56th Bn, Tel el Kebr, 16 February 1916.

Found guilty, Ferry Post, 24 April 1916, of being absent from parade: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Killed in action, 20 July 1916.

Buried at Eaton Hall Cemetery by Reverend James Greene, 20 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, RUDD Percy Mansfield

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