Percy Hugh REX


REX, Percy Hugh

Service Number: 1114
Enlisted: 27 October 1914, Enlisted at Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 1880
Home Town: Mossman, Queensland
Schooling: Hutchins School,Tasmania, Australia
Occupation: Prospector
Died: Died of wounds - lung, At sea on board HS Galeka, 24 May 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, buried at sea Panel 49
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hobart Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Mossman War Memorial, Port Douglas Memorial
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World War 1 Service

27 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1114, 15th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Claremont, Tasmania
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 1114, 17th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 1114, 17th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
24 May 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1114, 15th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of George and Mrs Rex of 26 Patrick Street, Hobart, Tasmania. Brother of William George Rex, Myra S. Rex and Dudley H. Rex

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Meal

Member of the Tullah Rifle Club

Also served in the school cadets.

Other occupation was sugar grower in North Queensland