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Percy Rigand RATHBONE

Regimental number7790
Place of birthPort Augusta, South Australia
SchoolChrist Church, North Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressGranton, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, F Rathbone, Granton, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 May 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 4 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 14 April 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death20.5
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialWimereux Communal Cemetery (Plot X, Row D, Grave No. 1A), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
133
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents; Frank and Isabella RATHBONE, Granton, Tasmania. Native of South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: Hubert Rathbone, died Malta.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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