Percy Alexander EMERY


EMERY, Percy Alexander

Service Numbers: 153, 5761
Enlisted: 10 September 1915, Warwick Farm, New South Wales
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 1st to 5th Divisional Signal Companies
Born: Hobart, Tasmania, 10 April 1880
Home Town: Waverley, Waverley, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Died of Illness, Brookwood, England, 19 December 1918, aged 38 years
Cemetery: Brookwood Military Cemetery, Pirbright, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, SN 153, 2nd Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen

World War 1 Service

10 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5761, Warwick Farm, New South Wales
20 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 5761, 1st Divisional Signal Company, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 5761, 1st Divisional Signal Company, HMAT Runic, Sydney
19 Dec 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 5761, 1st to 5th Divisional Signal Companies

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...5761 Sapper Percy Alexander Emery, 1st Divisional Signal Company. Percy Alexander Emery served as a volunteer in the Tasmanian Defence Force during the 1890s. He served twice in the Boer War, as a private, number 153, with the 2nd Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen, and as a corporal, number 263, with the 8th Battalion, Australian Commonwealth Horse. Emery subsequently served for 3 years and a half years in the Royal Navy, and for a further 5 years with the Royal Naval Reserve. In 1915 he was working as a carpenter in Sydney when he joined the Home Defence Military Provost Staff. He was discharged on 14 December 1915 and the following day enlisted in the AIF. The following day he enlisted in the AIF. Sapper Emery embarked with the 14th Reinforcements, 1st Divisional Signal Company from Sydney on 20 January 1916, aboard HMAT A54 Runic. He died of disease on 19 December 1918, aged 39." - SOURCE (