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Percy Samuel COHEN

Regimental number3065
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressTorrensville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Cohen, 49 Ashley Street, Torrensville, South Australia
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 14 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Veterinary Hospital
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 4 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'This man worked between a forward isolated post and the Quarry near MOUQUET FARM on 3rd and 4th September, 1916. He had to travel by a Sap which was so damaged as to merely a track, the vicinity was continually shelled and the enemy's snipers made the route an extremely dangerous one, but COHEN unhesitatingly carried numerous valuable messages between these two points and showed the highest courage and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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