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Percy Thomas HALL

Regimental number5191
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFitter
AddressMargaret Street, Granville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinMrs Knight, Margaret Street, Granville, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 1, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/89/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 9 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 20 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 3 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At 4.30 p.m. on 18th September 1918 near LE VERGUIER the enemy opened a heavy bombardment with H.E. and gas on the temporary wagon lines of this battery close to its guns. Personnel and horses were evacuated. One of Driver HALL's horses was killed and he sustained a heavy fall by which he was badly shaken. The limber was left behind but procuring a fresh horse and wearing a box respirator owing to the gas he returned to his limber. After considerable difficulty he succeeded in extricating the limber and taking it to a place of safety. His conduct notwithstanding that he had been shaken by the fall from his horse was of the highest order and he showed great determination and bravery under the heavy fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

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