Percival Charles (Pip) PIPER DCM

PIPER, Percival Charles

Service Numbers: 762, 672
Enlisted: 26 October 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: Australian Electrical and Mechanical Mining and Boring Company
Born: Hyde Park, South Australia, 19 July 1888
Home Town: Broken Hill, Broken Hill Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Electrician
Died: Natural causes, Hobart, Tasmania, 10 August 1962, aged 74 years
Cemetery: Cornelian Bay Cemetery and Crematorium, Tasmania
Cremated: 13/08/1962, (Cornelian Bay Crematorium) his ashes were scattered.
Memorials: Broken Hill Barrier District No 12 M.U.I.O.O.F. Great War Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

26 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 762, Adelaide, South Australia
20 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 672, Mining Corps, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Feb 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 672, Mining Corps, HMAT Ulysses, Sydney
11 Aug 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant
11 Nov 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant
1 Dec 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, Australian Electrical and Mechanical Mining and Boring Company
29 Sep 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Captain, Australian Electrical and Mechanical Mining and Boring Company

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Biography

"Captain P. C. Piper, D.C.M., of the Australian Electrical and Mechanical Mining Unit, who has returned to Australia, after four years' active service, was a member of the Adelaide Fire Brigade. He gained his promotion in France. After the signing of the armistice he held a position at the great British Thomson-Houston electrical and machinery works at Rugby, England. He is a son of Mr. John Piper, of Broken Hill, and was engaged at the DeBavay process plant." - from the Adelaide Advertiser 07 Aug 1919 (nla.gov.au)

He was a sapper and is mentioned on the Tunnellers website.
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