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Percy Walter HOLPEN

Regimental number2196
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
SchoolCleveland Street Public School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
Address84 Walker Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Walter Holpen, 84 Walker Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 21 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of illness.
FateDied of disease 26 November 1918
Age at death20
Place of burialLes Baraques Military Cemetery (Plot VI, Row H, Grave No. 12), Sangatte, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Authority for inclusion on Roll of Honour contained in minutes of 49th meeting of A.W.M. Board held in Melbourne on 10th December 1956. (File 746/1/1). Served sentence of 2 years I.H.L. for Desertion, became ill in prison adn died after admission to hospital

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