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Henry Percival SENNETT

Regimental number20199
Place of birthWangaratta Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
AddressKing Street, Unley Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, H P Sennett, King Street, Unley Park, South Australia
Enlistment date8 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 8, Battery 32
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 21 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 20th September, 1917, at YPRES, Gunner SENNETT showed conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the operation this man acted as Linesman, and throughout the battle displayed great tenacity of purpose and exceptional coolness while under heavy shell fire, the lines being very difficult to maintain, constant breaks occurring.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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