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Percy CARRISON

Regimental number2592
Place of birthPort MacDonnell, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPolice constable
AddressHenley Beach, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mira Bessy Carrison, Sea View Road, Henley Beach, South Australia
Enlistment date25 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name50th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/67/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 4 August 1917
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3592
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'For bravery and devotion to duty. on the 8th August, 1918, during the operations on the SOMME, east of HAMEL, this N.C.O. did valuable work in keeping direction on the right flank of his Company, in spite of heavy fog and smoke, he was successful in getting his Section to its objective. Later in the operation, by the brave and skilful handling of his Section he was successful in capturing and enemy field gun. Throughout the operation he displayed untiring energy and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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