Percy Gilchrist TOWL DSO, MID


TOWL, Percy Gilchrist

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 29 May 1915, Seymour, Victoria
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 37th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ballarat, Victoria, 28 December 1879
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Ballarat College & Melbourne University
Occupation: Geologist
Died: Died of wounds, Peronne, France, 8 September 1918, aged 38 years
Cemetery: Heath Cemetery
Plot 1X, Row A, Grave 19
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Public Library and National Museum of Victoria
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World War 1 Service

29 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Seymour, Victoria
3 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 37th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
3 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 37th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Persic, Melbourne
8 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, 37th Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Percy Gilchrist TOWL was born on 28th December, 1879 in Ballarat, Victoria

His parents were Edward TOWL and Maria GILCHRIST

He died of wounds on 8th September, 1918 in France

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial and the Roll of Honour in Ballarat