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Percival Vivian Augustus ANDREWS

Regimental number262
Place of birthTaradale, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressTaradale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, William Andrews, Taradale, Victoria
Enlistment date1 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 10, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'On the 7th/8th and 9th June, 1917, during operations south of MESSINES for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty under most trying conditions. When most of the team, of which he was a member, were disabled by gas, he carried important despatches through heavy shell fire and subsequently did fine work in bringing his guns into action when the team had been reduced to three men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death19 May 1950
Age at death61
Place of burialKangaroo Flat Cemetery, Victoria

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