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Edgar Wikner PERCIVAL

Regimental number2485
Date of birth23 February 1898
Place of birthAlbury, New South Wales
SchoolSydney Technical College, New South Wales
Other trainingUniversity of Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressClarendon Park, Richmond, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, William Percival, Clarendon Park, Richmond, New South Wales
Previous military service7th ALH
Enlistment date12 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A39 Port Macquarie on 26 April 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
FateDischarged 12 February 1917
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2947 Pte Oscar William PERCIVAL, 7th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 19 November 1917.
Other details

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

In World War II manufactured aircraft in England for use by Royal Air Force.
Date of death21 January 1984
Age at death85
Place of burialDied and cremated in England; ashes flown to Australia and scattered by the RAAF over RAAF Base Richmond, New South Wales.

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