Herbert Henry PERCY MC

PERCY, Herbert Henry

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: 27 April 1916
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 34th Infantry Battalion
Born: Waratah, New South Wales, Australia, 28 November 1890
Home Town: Hamilton, Newcastle, New South Wales
Schooling: Maitland High School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Survey Draftsman
Died: Natural causes, Balmain, New South Wales, Australia, 13 July 1963, aged 72 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Hamilton St. Peter's Church Honor Roll, Hamilton Superior Public School Roll of Honour, Maitland High School Roll of Honour, Orange Holy Trinity Anglican Church HB, Orange WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

27 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 34th Infantry Battalion
2 May 1916: Involvement 34th Infantry Battalion
2 May 1916: Embarked 34th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Sydney
29 Mar 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Captain, 34th Infantry Battalion
25 Aug 1917: Honoured Military Cross, Battle of Messines, For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at St Yves during the offensive of the 7th to the 12th June 1917. He resolutely led his men to capture the objective, quickly and effectively consolidating his position in a good defensive trench. He set a fine example throughout and kept his Commanding Officer accurately informed as to the enemy movements, thus enabling him to repulse hostile counter attacks.
14 Jul 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Captain, 34th Infantry Battalion, Sailly Le Sec, Shell wounds buttock and back
22 Jul 1919: Embarked AIF WW1, Captain, 34th Infantry Battalion, HT Ulysses, England for return to Australia - disembarking Sydney 2 September 1919
20 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Captain, 34th Infantry Battalion

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