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Percival Pacific ANDREWS

Regimental number6470
Place of birthTownsville Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSurrey Street, Hyde Park, Townsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMrs R M Urquhart, Surrey Street, Hyde Park, Townsville, Queensland
Enlistment date6 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameInfantry Brigade Train 7, Company 17
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 24 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Work in the Ypres Sector during October and November 1917.
Recommendation date: 3 March 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Meritorious Service Medal

'For gallant conduct and devotion to duty in the field, whilst in the YPRES Sector, during the months of October and November, 1917. On the 8th October, 1917, this N.C.O. was sent out with a party to LAKE WOOD to endeavour to recover 10 G.S. wagons which had to be abandoned owing to enemy action. Despite heavy shell fire, through his courage, initiative and coolness, he was able to recover 6 wagons and convey them back to the lines, 4 being totally destroyed beyond saving. Sergeant ANDREWS has always under all conditions displayed most exemplary conduct, and set an inspiring example to those under him.'
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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