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Percy DUN

Regimental number1641
Date of birth--/11/1869
Other NamesDUN, Percy Muir
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBungwahl, Bulledelah, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Dun, Bungwahl, Bulledelah, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF35
Promotion date: 8 November 1917


Unit: INF35
Promotion date: 2 April 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 7 March 1918

Bar to Military Cross

Recommendation date: 13 August 1918

Military Medal

London Gazette 30215 of 2 August 1917.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)MM

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in a raid on the enemy's trenches. He led his men with great dash and determination, killing the crew of a machine gun and capturing the gun. Inspired by his splendid example his party achieved considerable success.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165
Date: 24 October 1918

Bar to Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry during an attack. He led his men splendidly through dense fog, and on two occasions headed a charge against machine guns, capturing the guns and some forty prisoners. His determined courage cheered his men, and was largely instrumental in geting them forward.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross and Bar, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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