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Percy TIDESWELL

Regimental number4920
Place of birthStoke On Trent England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSignalman
AddressEllerslie, High Street, Marrickville, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Tideswell, Ellerslie, High Street, Marrickville, New South Wales
Enlistment date29 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 September 1918
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialPeronne Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 22), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
177
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Elizabeth TIDESWELL; husband of Mabel TIDESWELL, "Alpha", View Street, Marrickville, New South Wales
Medals

Military Medal

'At LOUVERVAL on the 2nd April, 1917, this man, who is a Company runner, during the advance displayed great coolness under very heavy machine gun, rifle and shell fire. By his example he was largely instrumental in keeping a number of men together. On the Company reaching its final objective Private TIDESWELL at once reported to his Company Commander and willingly volunteered to carry messages to Battalion Headquarters and to adjoining Companies. On several occasions he just managed to regain the shelter of the ditch, where Company Headquarters had been established, as machine gun fire was concentrated upon him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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