Percy Harold Clifford KIPPIST

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KIPPIST, Percy Harold Clifford

Service Number: 3503
Enlisted: 24 July 1915, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 30 October 1884
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Parkside State School & Hayward's College
Occupation: Timber mill labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Pozieres, France, 10 August 1916, aged 31 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

24 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
1 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3503, 16th Infantry Battalion, Pozières
1 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3503, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Fremantle

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Biography

Percy enlisted in Western Australia while employed at the Dandalup Timber Mill

"THE LATE PRIVATE P. H. KIPPIST.

News has been received in Adelaide of the death of Private Percy H. Kippist. He was killed in action in France on August 10. Private Kippist, who was 31 years of age, was the third son of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Kippist. He enlisted in Western Australia, where he had lived for five years." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 30 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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