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Date of birth1894
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressButler Street, Clayfield, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 10"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinArthur Adsett, Butler Street, Clayfield, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in Senior Cadets; 2 years in the 7th Infantry (Moreton Regiment), Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name9th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion


Unit: 9th Battalion
Promotion date: 22 May 1916


Unit: 9th Battalion
Promotion date: 4 August 1915

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: Unspecified

FateReturned to Australia 27 August 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Final unit recorded as 9th Bn on Nominal Roll.
Discharge date30 October 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 2 March 1915.

Promoted Lieutenant, Gallipoli, 4 August 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from mudros, 4 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 49th Bn, 25 February 1916.

Promoted Captain, 22 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 12 June 1916.

Wounded in action, Pozieres, France, 3 September 1916 (gun shot wound, right arm: slight); transferred to England, 6 September 1916, and admitted to 4th London General Hospital, Denmark Hill, 7 September 1916; discharged to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 15 March 1917.

Commenced return to Australia at own expense on board SS 'Remuera', 27 August 1917; disembarked Hobart, 18 October 1917; arrived Brisbane, 1 November 1917; appointment terminated (discharged), 30 October 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ADSETT Percy

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