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Percy Harold SHIRLEY

Regimental number272
Place of birthLiverpool England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSteward
Address35 Charles Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinJ W Shirley, 8 Molyneaux Road, Liverpool, England
Enlistment date29 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Provost Corps
FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For consistent good work during the period 22nd September 1917 to 24th February 1918 as M.M.P. His coolness and devotion to duty while controlling the traffic on the MENIN ROAD between HOOGE and YPRES in September 1917, under heavy shell fire was of the utmost value and set an example to all.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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