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Percival William CUNYNGHAME

Regimental number8378
Place of birthOberon, New South Wales
SchoolOberon Central School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressOberon, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, A. R. Cunynghame, Oberon, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentFarrier
Unit nameArmy Service Corps 20, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/106/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A66 Uganda on 27 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 29 October 1917

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied Randwick Military Hospital of pulmonary tuberculosis.
FateReturned to Australia 6 May 1919
Date of death23 October 1919
Age at death28.11
Age at death from cemetery records29
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
181
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur and Mrs C.W. CUNYNGHAME, Oberon, New South Wales
Medals

Military Medal

'For excellent work with a permanent detail of wagons employed carting planks under C.E. 1st ANZAC. He daily accompanied his convoy and rendered valuable assistance. on the 14th October, 1917, near WESTHOEK he extricated teams thrown into disorder with wagons under heavy enemy fire and displayed a fine example of courage and devotion to duty. Lieutenant CAWLEY, commanding the detachment, speaks most highly of his courage during a most strenuous and trying time when in action aforesaid under enemy heavy shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other detailsWar service: Egypt, Western Front. Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAge stated to be 30 on embarkation; true age 25.
Place of burialOberon Cemetery, Oberon, New South Wales

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