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Percy Edwin INGS

Regimental number909
Date of birth1893
Place of birthBreadalbane, New South Wales
SchoolBreadalbane Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBreadalbane, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 3.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, Edwin Ings, Breadalbane, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialAnzac Cemetery, Sailly-Sur-La-Lys (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edwin and Emma INGS, Breadalbane, New South Wales. Native of Goulburn, New South Wales. Commemorated at Breadalbane Cemetery (memorial gateposts), New South Wales. Commemorated on St Edmund's Anglican Church Roll of Honour, Gunning, New South Wales: 'In memory of the men of this Parish who made the supreme sacrifice of their life in the fight for Truth and Freedom.'
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 11 December 1915.

Transferred to 8th Machine Gun Company, 19 March 1916; taken on strength, Tel el Kebir, 20 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Killed in action, 20 July 1916.

Buried in Sailly-sur-La-Lys Cemetery; reported by Rev. W. Meredith Holliday, attached to 56th Bn.

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

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