Percy Miles ALBION


ALBION, Percy Miles

Service Number: 3466
Enlisted: 18 August 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Miles, Queensland, 21 January 1898
Home Town: Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Kelvin Grove State School
Occupation: Locomotive Engine Cleaner
Died: Died of wounds, France, 11 October 1918, aged 20 years
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
Block S, Plot 11, Row S, Grave 11
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ithaca War Memorial, Nanango War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

18 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3466, 15th Infantry Battalion, Brisbane, Queensland
21 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3466, 15th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
21 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3466, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Brisbane
11 Oct 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3466, 4th Pioneer Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days"

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Percy Miles ALBION was born on 21st January, 1898 in Miles, Queensland - his age on enlistment was incorrect as he was younger than stated

His parents were Francis ALBION and Annie BARRETT

He enlisted on 18th August, 1915 with the Australian Army - he was with the 15th Battalion, 11th reinforcements - Unit embarked from Brisbane on 21st October 1915 on HMAT Seang Bee

Percy was Wounded in Action on 18th September, 1918 and admitted to the 4th Australian Field Ambulance - he later Died of Wounds at 12th St Louis General Hospital, Rouen, France on 11th October, 1918

He is buried in  St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France and also honoured on the Australian War Memorial - he was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and the Victory Medal.