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Percy James TELFER

Regimental number2
Date of birth--/11/1869
Place of birthRichmond Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStorage clerk
Address27 Agnes Street, Jolimont, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Telfer, 27 Agnes Street, Jolimont, Victoria
Enlistment date24 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentRegimental Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit name38th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF38
Promotion date: 27 September 1917


Unit: INF38
Promotion date: 24 December 1917

FateReturned to Australia 27 May 1919

Military Cross

'During operations near Bony from 29th September to 2nd October 1918, he acted as transport officer. He supervised all arrangements for the equipping and despatch of the battalion from Ronssoy Wood, where he was under heavy gas shelling. Throughout he performed his duties admirably.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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