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Percy Andrew FAHEY

Regimental number1546
Place of birthWellington New South Wales
ReligionBaptist
OccupationMiner
AddressYork Street, Fairfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Snowden, York Street, Fairfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Traffic Control Detachment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


For gallantry and devotion to duty, also valuable rescue work. (Pozieres)
Recommendation date: 18 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 21 June 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry during operations. He carried the wounded under intense shell fire from the front line to the dressing station. At one time he had worked for sixty hours without rest.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

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