Percival George DILLON

Regimental number1730
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGeorge Street, Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMrs Elizabeth Dillon, Pat Road, Southwark, South Australia
Enlistment date22 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 29 March 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 4 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919
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Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'On the night 29th September, 1917, near WESTHOEK while taking rations to GARTER POINT Driver DILLON showed remarkable coolness under very heavy shell fire. The pole of the limber broke, he checked the bolting team and repaired the pole under very heavy shell fire, thus enabling the rations to be safely delivered to the men in the front line. Had he not acted in this way the teams would have been lost, the limber totally destroyed and incalculable inconvenience caused through the loss of rations. His return journey was also through exceptionally heavy shelling.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Date of death7 July 1966