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Percy Albert WATERS

Regimental number409
Place of birthRosedale Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine cleaner
AddressTraralgon, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Thomas Waters, Traralgon, Victoria
Enlistment date26 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his platoon with great determination in the attack, and though blown up and buried by a shell early inthe action he continued the advance. When held up by direct fire from a machine gun and a field gun he attacked and killed six of the gun crew with the bayonet, the remainder surrendering. His splendid action inspired his men with confidence, and the position was taken without further loss, largely owing to his fearlessness and leadership.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

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

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