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Percy Leslie WEST

Regimental number767
Place of birthBenamba, Victoria
SchoolBenambra State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBruthen, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, John West, Bruthen, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Divisional Ammunition Column
FateDied of disease 28 December 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death25
Place of burialEtretet Churchyard Extension (Plot I, Row B, Grave 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
21
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: F F and John WEST.
Family/military connectionsCousin: David Lloyd.

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