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Percy EDDY

Regimental number1710
Place of birthNumurkah, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressNumurkah, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Thomas Eddy, Invergordon PO, Invergordon, Numurkah, Victoria
Enlistment date26 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A6 Clan Maccorquodale on 6 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 29 May 1919
Discharge date5 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3737 Sergeant Edwin Ernest EDDY, 57th Bn, returned to Australia, 30 June 1918; Cousin: 996 Lance Corporal William Henry EDDY, 37th Bn, killed in action, 12 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Tel el Kebir, 12 June 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionqry Force, 10 July 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 17 July 1916.

Detached for duty with APM, 2nd Anzac, 27 August 1916; rejoined 2nd Anzac Light Horse Regiment from detachment, 12 January 1917.

Detached to School of Instruction, 30 March 1917; rejoined unit, 19 April 1917.

Detached to Anti-aircraft Section, 2nd Anzac Dvision, 5 May 1917; rejoined unit from detachment, 25 May 1917.

Detached to Salvage Party, 25th Division, 17 June 1917; rejoined unit from detachment, 4 July 1917.

Proceeded on leave (date indecipherable); rejoined unit from leave, 28 July 1917.

Transferred to 6th Field Artillery Brigade, 21 November 1917, and posted to 106th Battery. Mustered as Driver, 25 November 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 9 July 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 26 July 1918.

Admitted to 51st Field Ambulance, 12 August 1918 (hernia), and transferred same day to 51st Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 13 August 1918; to 2nd Convalescent Depot, 14 August 1918; to 11th Convalescent Depot, Buchy, 15 August 1918; to Royal Engineers Signal Depot, Abbeville, 7 October 1918; rejoined unit, 14 October 1918.

Permanently attached to 4th Field Artillery Brigade, 9 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Rio Negro', 29 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 18 July 1919; discharged Melbourne, 5 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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