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Percival Lascelles SMITH

Date of birth20 March 1886
Place of birthWilliamstown, Victoria
SchoolSt Paul's Cathedral School, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank inspector, accountant
Address'Wimrnong', Pasley Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs Laura G Birnie, C/o Bank of NSW, Wellington, New Zealand
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name39th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion


Unit: 39th Battalion
Promotion date: 15 February 1917

FateDied of wounds 2 September 1918
Place of death or woundingClery sur Somme, France
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row E, Grave No. 23), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: M. and Laura SMITH. Native of Williamstown, Victoria

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Family/military connectionsNil
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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