Percy Robert CANDY


CANDY, Percy Robert

Service Number: 810
Enlisted: 24 February 1916, Enlisted at Adelaide
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Stepney, South Australia, Australia, 28 December 1889
Home Town: Campbelltown, Campbelltown, South Australia
Schooling: Port Adelaide and Marryatville Public Schools
Occupation: Brickmaker
Died: Illness - Bronchial Pneumonia, France, 30 October 1918, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot V, Row A, Grave 6 Headstone inscription reads: His work was done to live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

24 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 810, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Adelaide
9 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, SN 810, 43rd Infantry Battalion
9 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, SN 810, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
31 Jul 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 810, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Bullet wound to the right foot
15 Oct 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, In the field
30 Oct 1918: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 810, 43rd Infantry Battalion

Percy Robert Candy

Lance Corporal Percy Robert Candy, Reg; No 810, was born in Stepney, South Australia. He was the son of Robert Candy and Martha Candy, nee Reynolds, of Payneham South. His employment on enlistment was stated as Brick Manufacturer. A member of the 43rd Australian Infantry Battalion, he embarked from Adelaide on the 9th June 1916, on the HMAT Afric A19. On 31st July 1917 he was wounded in action, and admitted to field hospital with a bullet wound to the right foot. On 27th October 1918 he was promoted to Lance Corporal and again admitted to hospital with illness. He was diagnosed with Bronchial Pneumonia and died of that condition on the 30th October 1918. He is buried at Abbeville Community Cemetery, Abbeville, Picardie, France, Plot 5, Row A. Grave 6.
Photo in the local paper. Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954) Saturday 23 November 1918 p 27

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Robert Candy and Martha (nee Reynolds) Candy of St. Peters SA; brother of Leonard Henry Candy, Blanch Grace Candy, Clive Gilleham Candy, Stanley Richard Candy. Stanley returned to Australia on the 5 April 1919 having served with the 4th Divisional Signs Company

23 October 1918 - to hospital with Influenza

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal