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Percival Myles SAWREY

Regimental number3629
Place of birthBuderim Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBudderim Mountains, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, David Sawrey, Budderim Mountains, Queensland
Enlistment date18 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 June 1919

Military Medal

'For most conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty whilst assisting with motor water lorries in filling water tanks at HOOGE. He continued in this duty from 25th to 30th September 1917. At no time did he shrink from the enemy barrage, and never ceased work until all tanks were filled. He was with Private Humphries on September 25th and immediately transferred to another lorry on Humphries being evacuated. The supply of water in these tanks was a matter of vital importance to this Division.'

Family/military connectionsBrother: 3629 Pte David Casson SAWREY, 31st Bn, returned to Australia, 10 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 August 1969
Age at death73
Place of burialWoombye Cemetery, Queensland

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