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Percival Thomas Joseph BEVAN

Regimental number2037
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCigarmaker
Address218 Batman Street, West Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Bevan, 218 Batman Street, West Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date21 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Field Ambulance, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'(E. of Ypres) Splendid example of conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty as stretcher bearer.'
Recommendation date: 11 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty while in charge of a stretcher squads at MENIN ROAD, near YPRES, on 4th October 1917. Under exceptionally heavy shell fire he repeatedly rescued wounded and buried men. He set a splendid example throughout to the remainder of the Bearers by his courage and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2055 Pte William BEVAN, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 24 January 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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