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Percy Pedder SCRIVENER

Regimental number4825
Date of birth--/03/1890
Place of birthMinto New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Taihoa', Mount Irvine via Bell, Western Line, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Charles Robert Scrivener, 'Taihoa', Mount Irvine via Bell, Western Line, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Makarini on 15 September 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Artillery

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: ART Div 1
Promotion date: 12 July 1917


Unit: ART Div 1
Promotion date: 12 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, when, as forward observation officer and liaison ofice, he transmitted, under heavy shell fire, the intention of the infantry to capture some enemy posts, and thus enabled his brigade of artillery to efficiently support the infantry. All objectives and some prisoners were taken. Also, he repaired the telephone line under heavy shell fire, maintained communication with his brigade, and afforded the infantry an opportunity to report progress over his wire, all other means of communication at the time being dislocated. Later, on the same day, he rendered valuable service as forward observation officer, engaging several targets with his battery most effectively.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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