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Percy Ernest READ

Regimental number583
Place of birthSouth Australia
SchoolFremantle State School, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationIronmonger
AddressHeytsbury Road, Subiaco, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinWife, Mrs A M Read, c/- Mrs E G Read, Heytsbury Road, Subiaco, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Field Artillery, Perth, WA
Enlistment date15 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia,
30 Officers and 982 Other Ranks embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on 29 June 1915; 12 others embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A36 'Thirty-Six' on 12 July 1916. From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish the latter 12.
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 29 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialCourcelette British Cemetery (Plot III, Row E, Grave No. II), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
114
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ernest and Elizabeth READ; husband of alice READ, 190 Subiaco Road, Subiaco, Western Australia. Native of South Australia

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