Percy Robert GROVER


GROVER, Percy Robert

Service Number: 6517
Enlisted: 17 March 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Beverley, Western Australia, Australia, 1895
Home Town: Beverley, Beverley, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, Germany, 23 May 1917
Cemetery: Hamburg Cemetery, Germany
Plot 6 Row H Grave 8, Hamburg Cemetery, Hamburg, Germany
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Beverley St Mary's Anglican Church Lynch Gate, Beverley War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

17 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6517, 16th Infantry Battalion
13 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6517, 16th Infantry Battalion
13 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6517, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suffolk, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of George and Margaret GROVER, Beverley, Western Australia

GROVER-In loving memory of my darling boy, Private Percy Robert Grover, 16th Battalion who died whilst a prisoner of war in Germany on May 23, 1917, aged 22 years and 2 months.
One year has passed, one heart is sore,
I have lost my life companion.
A life linked with my own,
As time goes on I miss you more.
Your loving smiles and happy face,
There is no one else can fill your place.
As I walk through life alone.
When we said good-bye on the troopship, dear Percy,
Your heart was full of hope and your spirit so high.
Little did we think in life our hands would clasp no more,
Nor did we know the grief and sorrow the future held in store.
How much sadder would have been our parting
Had we known when you left me that day that you would never return.
Had I only been there before your eyes closed in death
To whisper you one comforting word.
Without one loved one near you you died like a hero
To save those who loved you dear.
I prayed for God to guide you but He claimed you.
-Inserted by his loving sweetheart, Ivy Moulton.