Percival Campbell ROWAN MC, MiD

ROWAN, Percival Campbell

Service Number: 303
Enlisted: 29 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 3rd Pioneer Battalion
Born: Euroa, Victoria, 1894
Home Town: Terip Terip, Murrindindi, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Civil Engineer
Died: Malvern, Victoria, 29 February 1984, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Yarck War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

29 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 303, 3rd Pioneer Battalion, Melbourne, Victoria
6 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 303, 3rd Pioneer Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
6 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 303, 3rd Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Wandilla, Melbourne
23 Dec 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant
4 Jul 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant
30 Nov 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 3rd Pioneer Battalion

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Biography

"...303 Corporal Percival Campbell Rowan, A Company, 3rd Pioneer Battalion, of Terip Terip, Vic. Cpl Rowan enlisted on 29 July 1915 and embarked aboard HMAT Wandilla in Melbourne on 6 June 1916 as a sergeant. On 23 December 1916 he was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant. He was promoted to lieutenant on 4 July 1917. On 8 March 1919 he was awarded a Military Cross for his work on 29 September 1918, while acting as company commander. The recommendation for this award states that Lieutenant Rowan 'showed great coolness and devotion to duty, on the main road between Ronssoy and Bony, under heavy shell and machine gun fire throughout the day.' He returned to Australia on 22 August 1919." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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