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Percival Henry SMISSEN

Regimental number6386
Place of birthKent, England
ReligionCongregational
OccupationNurseryman
AddressEmerald PO, Emerald, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 5"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinFather, Edward A Smissen, East Sutton, Kent, England
Previous military serviceNo Sworn in mau prove lame
Enlistment date16 October 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 February 1918
Discharge date17 August 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Llanstephan Castle', 15 February 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 16 April 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 17 August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death11 March 1937
Place of burialBenalla Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMISSEN Percival Henry

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