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Percy Britten WALD

Regimental number980
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank accountant
AddressClose Street, Rose Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, James T Wald, Close Street, Rose Park, South Australia
Enlistment date18 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name43rd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 May 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He rallied and organized his company at a moment when they were suffering haeavily from a continuous bombardment, leading them through a hostile barrage to a successful assault on the enemy's position. Throughout the night he continued to supervise the consolidation, and it was owing to his determination and energy that by daylight his company was entrenched and prepared to withstand the hostile counter attack.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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