Richard Percy (Perce) WHALAN

WHALAN, Richard Percy

Service Number: 477
Enlisted: 15 May 1916, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 1st Machine Gun Battalion
Born: Oberon, New South Wales, Australia, 3 December 1886
Home Town: Oberon, Oberon, New South Wales
Schooling: Oberon, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Tram Conductor
Died: Killed in Action, France, 18 September 1918, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bathurst War Memorial Carillon, Haymarket NSW Government Railway and Tramway Honour Board, Oberon Shire Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

15 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 477, Sydney, New South Wales
25 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 477, 1st Machine Gun Company, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '21' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Ulysses embarkation_ship_number: A38 public_note: ''
25 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 477, 1st Machine Gun Company, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
18 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, 477, 1st Machine Gun Battalion , "The Last Hundred Days", --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 477 awm_unit: 1st Australian Machine Gun Battalion awm_rank: Corporal awm_died_date: 1918-09-18

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Richard  Percy  (Perce)  WHALAN,  born  1886, registered at Oberon; a Methodist unmarried tramway conductor aged 29 and residing at 32 Ruthven Street, Waverley NSW. Perce enlisted on 15 May 1916 and was embarked on HMAT Ulysses [A38] at Melbourne on 25 October 1916, a Corporal in the the 1st Battalion, Australian Machine Gun Corps, AIF SERN: 477; he left Australia in 1916 and sailed to England being the first since Charles (great grand farther) left in 1791.

Perce died aged 31 years in the 2nd battle of the Somme on 18 September 1918; buried at Roisel War Cemetery France (Grave I.G. 14)