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Percy John OPIE

Regimental number7051
Place of birthJamestown, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationGlazier
AddressNorwood, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Opie, 10 Edward Street, Norwood, South Australia
Enlistment date19 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 23 July 1918
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialOuttersteene Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 50), Bailleul, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
60
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in North Road Church of England Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia. Commemorated on Clarkson Ltd Roll of Honor (design commissioned but never made): watercolour painting now held in the State Archives of South Australia. The Roll takes the form of a stained glass window headed 'The Great War 1914-1919', with a dedication: 'In Memory of Employees of CLARKSON Ltd who fell in the Great War and in honour of those who left Australia to serve with the Australian Imperial Forces.' The Roll of names is surrounded by scrolls listing major battles, most of which are misspelled: Courtenay's Post, Passchendael, Bullencourt, Poziers, Villers Brettonneux.
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1392 Pte Victor Allan OPIE, 16th Bn, killed in action, 2 May 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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