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Percival Louis RAUERT

Place of birthWarracknabeal Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPine Hill Estate, Jeparit, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, L Rauert, Kiata East, near Nhill, Victoria
Enlistment date15 April 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name6th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Not awarded.
Recommendation date: 25 August 1916

Military Cross

'Displayed great personal bravery and skilful leadership on 20 September 1917 near Ypres.'
Recommendation date: 22 September 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was in charge of a mopping-up party in an attack, and showed great courage and skilful leadership in clearing concrete emplacements of the enemy. When his company commander had been wounded he took command of the company and handled it with great skill and judgment.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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