Percy William GERATY

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GERATY, Percy William

Service Number: 74
Enlisted: 1 December 1915, Armidale, New South Wales
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 9th Light Trench Mortar Battery
Born: Cargo, New South Wales, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Armidale, Armidale Dumaresq, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Motor Driver
Died: Killed in Action, Armentieres, France, 23 December 1916, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres
Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Armidale Memorial Fountain, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bimbi War Memorial, Grenfell Great War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

1 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Armidale, New South Wales
4 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 74, 33rd Infantry Battalion
4 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 74, 33rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Marathon, Sydney
23 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 74, 9th Light Trench Mortar Battery

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Cemetery  details:  Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France

"74 Corporal Percy William Geraty, A Company, 33rd Battalion, of Cargo, NSW. A motor driver prior enlistment he embarked from Sydney on board HMAT Marathon on 4 May 1916. Cpl Geraty transferred to the 9th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery; he was killed in action in Armentieres, France on 23 December 1916, aged 23." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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